Police Department

Homicide Investigation - Shooting

Independence Police Department

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence, MO 64050


Public Information Office

Officer John Syme

(816) 325-7643


News Release

For Immediate Release: September 18, 2015

Homicide Investigation- Shooting

On today’s date, at 9:43 a.m., police officers responded to 16900 Block of E. 41th Terrace South on a shooting that had just occurred.

One male subject was found in the front yard of the residence with gunshot injuries. He was transported to an area hospital where he underwent treatment. He was later pronounced deceased.

The deceased subject was identified as David J. Duncan, 45 year old black male, from Independence Missouri. Mr. Duncan’s family has been notified.

When officers arrived to the neighborhood shortly after the shooting, they observed a silver 2015 Cadillac XTS, bearing Missouri license plate HL1L5H trying to leave the area. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to stop and fled. A vehicle pursuit ensued. Police officers lost sight of the vehicle as it traveled westbound on U.S. 50 Highway, west of Unity Village.

The Criminal Investigations Unit is still investigating the incident at this time and is asking for assistance in locating the vehicle.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, or the silver Cadillac please call the Tips Hotline at (816) 474-8477, or the Independence Police department (816) 325-7777 or leads@indepmo.org

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