KCK police rule suspicious death a homicide, identify victim as 25-year-old man

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- KCK police continue their search for clues in the death of Kansas City, Kan., man.

Officers responded to 5th and Quindaro Boulevard at about 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 for a death investigation. Upon arrival, officers found a black male in his 20’s alive near 5th and Rowland Avenue, which is north of 5th and Quindaro Boulevard. The man was suffering from apparent blunt trauma to his legs and head. He was also suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was transported to the hospital, but later died from his injuries.

"Right now it's still early, we're still talking to neighbors. I believe there's some houses that have cameras too, so we're going to review the footage and see what we can turn up," said KCKPD Officer Cameron Morgan.

Initially the case was ruled a suspicious death, but police later ruled the case a homicide investigation.

Police identified the victim as 25-year-old Cedric A. Fields Jr., of Kansas City, Kan.

Anyone with information is urged to call police or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.