Police Department

Homicide Investigation - Person of Interest Sought

For immediate release: December 12, 2016

Homicide Investigation - Person of Interest Sought

On Friday (12-09-2016), at 7:37 a.m., the Independence Police Department was called to the 1600 block of West 24th Terrace South on a deceased person who was located in the backyard of a residence. Upon arrival, officers observed that the victim had died from apparent gunshot wounds.

The deceased person was identified as Sharrieff Omar Muhammad, a 37 year old black male, from Independence. Mr. Muhammad’s family has been notified.

Detectives have identified Maurice T. Jones, known as “Mo”, a 26 year old black male from Kansas City, MO as a person of interest in this homicide. They are actively searching for his whereabouts and would like to speak with him.

We are asking the public for information about this crime and Mr. Jones’s whereabouts. If you can assist with this case, please call the TIPS Hotline (816) 474-TIPS or IPD tips at (816) 325-7777 or email leads@indepmo.org

(Photo: Maurice T. Jones, aka "Mo")