INDEPNDENCE, Mo. — Officers with the Independence Police Department are investigating homicide that occurred this past weekend.

On Saturday, July 23, around 12:30 a.m., officers responded to an incident involving a stabbing near South Ellison Way and South Erin Lane.

When officers arrived on scene, they found one man dead with apparent stab wounds.

The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Robery Layson of Independence.

One man has been taken into custody and the case is still under investigation.

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