KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City police say a 24-year-old man died days after being shot on US Highway 71 this week.
Police were called to the 71 Highway and Red Bridge Road area of a shooting shortly after 10:45 pm Monday. While en route, the dispatchers also received calls about an incident in the area.
When officers arrived, they found two vehicles that had crashed off the road. Police located one victim, now identified as Marcus Bewley-Perez, 24, who was suffering from obvious gunshot wounds in one of the vehicles.
EMS took the man to hospital in critical condition, but police said the 24-year-old died on Thursday of his injuries. The case is now ruled a homicide.
Kansas City has now recorded 22 homicides in 2023. By this point last year, Kansas City had witnessed 24 homicides, according to KCPD records.
KCPD said its investigators have processed the scene, looked for witnesses and are locating surveillance video from the area.
Police are asking anyone with information to call detectives at 816-234-5043 or anonymously call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest.