Police release identity of man shot and killed in area of 50th and Troost last week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police were at the scene of a shooting near 50th and Troost on Tuesday where a person initially reported to have life-threatening injuries later died.

Police initially did not release any information about the victim, or any suspects, but have since identified the victim as 30-year-old Orlando Gentry. The shooting call went out at about 10 p.m.

There were so many witnesses at the scene, police had to bring in a bus to hold them all to get statements.

It was determined that the suspect was last seen leaving the scene and heading north on foot. Shortly after 10 p.m., the UMKC Police received a call regarding a suspicious individual near 52nd Street and Rockhill Road. The individual was taken into custody and turned over to KCPD as a person of interest in the homicide.

This is the 111th homicide of the year. This time last year, there had been 86 homicides.