20-year-old KCMO man victim of city’s fifth homicide of 2016

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police have identified a man they say was pushed from a car Wednesday and shot to death.

Kansas City's fifth homicide in the first six days of January happened near 114th Terrace and Greenwood.

Police have identified the victim as Emorye Spriggs, 20, of Kansas City.

Of the five homicides so far in the new year, three have happened in south Kansas City. Police don't think there's a connection, but in Spriggs case, detectives are pursuing leads to find suspects.

"Witnesses stated that they heard a gunshot or heard some gunshots, looked outside and saw the victim either being pushed out of the vehicle or had just been pushed out of the vehicle," Capt. Tye Grant of the KCPD said.

Witnesses along 114th Terrace say the shooting happened about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. They told police they saw a red sedan speed away. Spriggs later died at the hospital.

Police say anyone with information on the case should call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.