Police Department

Homicide Investigation on E. 39th Street

Homicide Investigation on E. 39th Street

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Tyler J. Gates has been taken into police custody. He was located in Kansas City, MO

Charge info from the Prosecutor’s office:

http://www.jacksoncountyprosecutor.com/civicalerts.aspx?AID=437

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Homicide Victim Identified

The victim from last night's homicide in the parking lot of the Independence Center (18800 block of E. 39th St) has been identified as Matthew J. Haylock, a 17 year old, black male from Independence, MO.

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Person of Interest sought in Homicide Investigation outside of the Independence Center on E. 39th Street.

IPD detectives are seeking to contact: Tyler J. Gates, an 18 year old white male from Independence, MO, regarding last night's homicide. Tyler is 5'11" and weighs about 160 pounds. (Photo attached) If you know where Tyler is, please call the tips hotline at (816) 474-TIPS, IPD tips at (816) 325-7777 or email leads@indepmo.org.

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Homicide Investigation on 39th Street We are currently working a homicide investigation in the parking lot of the Independence Center (18800 block of E. 39th St). At 8:32 p.m. this evening, Independence police officers were dispatched on a shooting at this location. Upon their arrival, they located a deceased male subject in the parking lot. This is still an active investigation. Additional information is expected to be released when it becomes available.