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Verlee McCullough.

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department has made an arrest in a homicide that happened on July 8, which was the city's 19th homicide of 2021. 

According to the KCKPD, 39-year-old Verlee McCullough of KCK was arrested Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting.

On Wednesday, the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office filed charges against him for first-degree murder. 

McCullough is currently being held in the county jail on a $1 million bond. 

The police department says that officers were dispatched to 37-year-old Ashley Jones' home in the 1400 block of N. 8th St. at 9:40 a.m. on July 8. They went there to assist the KCKFD and EMS on a medical call regarding a woman in respiratory arrest. 

When officers arrived, EMS told them Jones was dead and had sustained a gunshot wound. 

The KCKPD's Major Case Unit is still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. 

No further information is available at this time. 

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