NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police in North Kansas City are still investigating a homicide that occurred near Oliver Drive and East 23rd Avenue early Monday morning.
Police say it was around 2:45 a.m., when someone called 911 to report a man dead outside of their home. That caller told police there had been a shooting, but once officers arrived on the scene and spoke with the woman, she said she did not hear any gunshots. The woman told police she just assumed the man had been shot.
Responding officers say they found 19-year-old Zachary Thomas Murphy of Gladstone, Mo., outside on the back porch of an apartment building. While the cause of death is still under investigation, it appears Murphy died of a gunshot wound.
If you have any information regarding this shooting please call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.