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Independence police searching for 26-year-old man they’d like to speak with about recent homicide

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Maurice T. Jones, 26, from Kansas City, Mo.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Independence Police Department released an image on Monday of a person they’d like to speak with about an ongoing homicide investigation.

Police say a person was shot to death in the area of 24th and Park early on Friday morning. Neighbors say a teenage girl who lives on the block was walking to her school bus stop and came across a body.

The victim was identified as Sharrieff Omar Muhammad, a 37-year-old male, from Independence, Mo.

Detectives say they’d like to speak with 26-year-old Maurice T. Jones, known as “Mo”, about the case. Jones is from Kansas City, Mo.

Police say they are actively searching for his whereabouts and would like to speak with him.

If you know where Jones is or have any information about the case call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.