Homicide detectives looking into suspicious death at KC senior living home

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police are investigating suspicious circumstances surrounding a death at a senior living home, and detectives are now questioning one of the victim's family members.

Officers responded to Kingswood Senior Living Community on Wornall Road around 11:20 Monday night, and soon homicide detectives were called in to process the scene.

The victim is a 94-year-old man who lived in the Independent Living area of the retirement home, according to Kingswood staff.

Police said a hospice nurse met them outside and told them a family member of the victim reported the elderly man was acting strange.

That relative then said he gave the victim an overdose of morphine. The nurse told investigators he also asked her what would happen if he unplugged the victim's pacemaker.

Police are now questioning that family member, while a medical examiner works to determine the victim's cause of death.

In the meantime, Terri Moore, executive director of Kingswood, issued this statement:

"We are saddened by our resident's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. We are now cooperating with police. We have no additional details or comment on the investigation, as we must respect the privacy of the patient."

Some of the victim's family members told FOX 4 they are letting police investigate and they have no comment at this time.