Police Department

Homicid Victim

Independence Police Department
223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence, MO 64050-3013
Public Information Office
Officer Tom Gentry
(816) 325-7258

News Release

For immediate release: September 16, 2013

Homicide Victim

The name of the victim who was shot and killed on Sunday, September 15, 2013, at 1306 S. Sterling Ave. Independence, MO, is identified as Justin A. Sneegas, 35 yrs old, of Shawnee, KS.

The suspect in the case has been arrested. He surrendered to Independence Police at police headquarters, 223 N. Memorial Dr. Independence, Mo, at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2013. The suspect’s daughter has been returned unharmed.

It is anticipated the suspect will be charged sometime in the afternoon on today’s date. The name of the suspect and a photo of the suspect will be provided once the charges are made.

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information will be provided until after the suspect has been charged.