Police Department

Attempt to Locate Person of Interest in Shooting Investigation

For immediate release: March 7, 2018

Attempt to Locate Person of Interest in Shooting Investigation

At about 2:42 AM this morning (03-07-2018), while conducting an area check on an unrelated call for service near 18th Street and Waubesa Avenue, officers located a stolen vehicle.

The vehicle attempted to elude the officers and was found abandoned shortly thereafter in the 1700 block of Waubesa Avenue. Two of the occupants had fled on foot and were not located. Inside the vehicle, officers located a third person who had a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives are attempting to locate Diego J. Gomez, a 25 year old Hispanic male, from Independence, MO as a person of interest in this case.

If you know the location of Diego Gomez or have information on this case, please call the TIPS Hotline (816) 474-TIPS or IPD tips at (816) 325-7777 or email leads@indepmo.org.