Family still searching for justice after 16-year-old Blue Springs boy found shot

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BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.-- Investigators are still looking for the person who shot and killed a 16-year-old Blue Springs boy just days before his 17th birthday.

In the early morning hours of December 18th, 2017, Blue Springs police responded to a shots fired call in the area of NW 6th Street and NW Duncan Road.

That's where they discovered the body of Colby Stephenson in the front yard of a home. Witnesses said they heard gunshots and saw a car speed away from the area. Detectives are urging anyone with information to come forward and help bring the case to a close.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS. All tips are anonymous.