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One person killed in KCMO shooting near 23rd and Denver; police searching for person of interest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was killed Tuesday in a shooting in Kansas City, officials say, and detectives are searching for a person of interest in connection to the homicide.

According to KCPD Capt. Lionel Colon, officers were originally called at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to a crash near 23rd Street and Denver Avenue. The call was then updated to a shooting.

Colon said when they arrived, officers discovered a green truck had run a stop sign on Denver Avenue, striking a white SUV driving on 23rd Street.

The driver of the green truck, later identified as 37-year-old Cornelius Coleman, then got into an altercation with a bystander, Colon said. The bystander shot Coleman and then fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.

Coleman was taken to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead.

The SUV driver was uninjured in the crash and was not involved in the shooting, Colon said.

Police are attempting to identify a person of interest, shown in the photo below, who was last seen driving a 2003 white Chevy Trailblazer with the Missouri license plate UJ0-J2U.

Anyone with information about the shooting or person of interest is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.