KCPD releases video of man they think has info about deadly shooting outside Uptown Theater

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police need your help identifying a person they'd like to speak to in connection with the death of a 23-year-old near Uptown Theater last week.

Michael Silas had been at the Yo Giotti concert before he was killed. His mom said Silas’ past life caught up to him that night.

Someone shot Silas outside the Uptown Theater around 11:28 p.m. on May 11. Police said a fight inside the theater spilled out into the parking lot. Police found Silas in a parking lot across the street from the Uptown Theater.

Police released a surveillance video of a person they’d like to speak with about the murder of Silas. Watch the footage in the video player above.

In the video a man in dark pants, tennis shoes and a T-shirt walks down a sidewalk then gets into a car that drives up. The car then turns around and takes off.

Police want to speak with this man.

Meanwhile, Silas' mother is still looking for some closure in her son's death.

“I loved him from the bottom of my heart, and my heart is so hurt right now. It is so painful,” Margo Lamkin said.

Lamkin calls her son, “the star of our family, and now that star has fallen.”

Lamkin spoke to FOX4's Shannon O’Brien after the most difficult day of her life.

“I just went to his funeral,” Lamkin said through her tears. “I went to his funeral.”

Silas had five children, and it was after the loss of his 3-month-old daughter in February that Silas and his girlfriend moved from KCK to KCMO to get away from past trouble. His mother said Silas gave his life to Christ, was thriving and got a job as forklift operator.

“He just wanted to change his life, but they didn’t give him a chance,” Lamkin said.

The man in the video may hold the key to solving this crime, making the streets safer and bringing a mother some peace.

“I am just begging and pleading that you turn him in, turn yourself in. We don’t need no more bloodshed,” his heartbroken mother said. “I don’t want no mama, I don’t want your mama to feel like I feel.”

If you have any information that can help police solve this crime, please call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

 

MAY 12, 2018 at Uptown Theater