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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police Department is investigating a homicide near E. 80th Street and Euclid Avenue.

Police responded to a call around 11:15 a.m. Saturday on a reported prowler. The call was later upgraded to a shooting call.

Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wounds behind a house.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The homeowner told FOX4 that she was standing in her kitchen when the man tried to break in her back door. That’s when she fired.

That all happening minutes after neighbor, Edward Rogers had encountered the man himself.

“Some guy was trying to break into her house because apparently she said ‘no this is private property,”‘ Rogers said.

“I saw the guy, the guy asked me does anybody live in this house. Did I know anybody that lives here. Have I known anybody that’s been around here and I said no,” Rodgers said.

Police say they are still seeking more information in the deadly encounter.

The person shot and killed was identified by police Monday as 37-year-old Cornelius Flowers Jr.

If you have any information, call the detectives at 816-234-5043. Or, if you would like to remain anonymous, you can do so by contacting the Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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