Police Department

Homicide Investigation in the 1500 block of S. Cedar Avenue

For immediate release: January 17, 2017

Homicide Investigation in the 1500 block of S. Cedar Avenue

We were called to the 1500 block of S. Cedar Avenue on a shooting at 4:43 p.m today (1/17/17). We located one adult black male who had been shot. He was transported to an area hospital and pronounced deceased.

Officers and detectives are still on scene. This is still an active investigation. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.

If you know anything about this incident, please call (816) 474-TIPS or IPD tips at (816) 325-7777 or email leads@indepmo.org

 

Update: January 18, 2017

Homicide Victim Identified

The victim of last night's homicide in the 1500 block of S. Cedar Avenue has been identified as William L. Elliott II, a 41 year old black male, from Independence, MO. This case is still under investigation.