Independence police identify person of interest in Saturday homicide

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- The Independence Police Department has identified a person of interest they are looking for in connection with Saturday's homicide. 

Isaiah M. Lopez, 19, is described as a Black man from Independence who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds. 

Anyone with information about where he may be should call 816-474-TIPS, IPD Tips at 816-325-7777, or email

The homicide happened in the 3300 block of S. Oxford Ave. around 3:22 p.m. Saturday. 

There have been new developments in a story we have been closely monitoring all weekend.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man in a driveway who had been shot. He was taken to a local hospital and died. 

Police had said they were looking for two people who left the scene in a Chevrolet pickup truck with U-Haul branding. 

On Saturday night, police in Kansas City, Missouri pulled a U-Haul pickup truck out of Bales Lake near 24th and Topping. 

On Sunday, Independence police said that they believe that is the same vehicle they were looking for. 

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