Police ID victim in shooting on Walker Ave in KCK; suspect charged

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police have identified the victim in a homicide that took place early Monday in Kansas City, Kan.

Rodney Stewart Jr.

Rodney Stewart Jr.

Officers responded to a reported shooting in the 200 block of Walker Avenue around 3:20 a.m. Monday. Upon arrival they discovered one victim inside a residence who had been shot multiple times. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police identified the victim on Tuesday as 36-year-old Christopher Lancaster of Kansas City, Kan.

Witnesses on scene were able to provide information which led to one person of interest being arrested, police said in a statement.

Wyandotte County prosecutors charged 21-year-old Rodney Stewart, Jr., of Kansas City, Kan. with voluntary manslaughter.

Stewart is being held in the Wyandotte County jail on a $75,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing.