Joshua Thompson

Joshua Thompson.

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – A man has been charged with murder following a fatal shooting that happened Friday night.

Kansas City officers were called to the 7200 block of N. Jefferson Court when someone heard gunshots just before 11 p.m.

When they arrived at the location, they located a deceased adult female on the ground outside. She was later identified as 51-year-old Lisa Powell.

The authorities did tell KCTV5 News that a person of interest was taken into custody following the shooting.

Later, they stated that a 20-year-old man named Joshua Thompson had been arrested and charged in Clay County with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. His bond has been set a $1 million. 

No information is available about what led up to the shooting.

If anyone has information regarding this homicide or any other one, please call the homicide unit at 816-234-5043 or the anonymous TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

This is the 149th homicide for Kansas City in 2019. 

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