KC police investigating homicide after man found dead in apartment near 26th and Benton

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating after a man was found dead in an east side apartment Friday night.

Police were called to the area of E. 26th Street and Benton Boulevard before 7:30 p.m. Friday night on a report of an unresponsive person.

According to police, a maintenance worker found a man unresponsive inside of an apartment home. EMS declared the man dead.

KCPD said detectives are investigating this as a homicide due to the suspicious nature of the scene. An update later in the day stated it appeared the victim had been shot.

The department is waiting for crime scene investigators and a medical examiner to get a full scope of the incident.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact KCPD’s Homicide Unit directly at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline anonymously at 816-474-TIPS. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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