Update: The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Dwight A. Thomas.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are looking for a suspect in a homicide after a man was found shot at a crash scene late Friday night.
Just after 11 p.m., KCPD officers responding to reports of a shooting at Linwood and Cleveland. When officers arrived, a man was lying next to a car that crashed into a nearby building.
EMS attempted life-saving measures, but the man was declared dead at the scene.
The family of the victim — who has not yet been identified — spoke out about the incident and losing a loved one.
“It hurts real bad, he had a family, he had a family and we love him. It hurts really bad,” the victim’s sister-in-law said. “Just trying to understand what could of possibly happened, you know I had to come here. What could’ve possibly happened.”
The woman has had tragedy strike her and her families life multiple times.
“Enough is enough, enough is just enough. That’s the way I feel about it. My sister lost her husband, his children lost their dad, I lost a bother.”
She says the victim was a special person who was extremely loved and cared for by his family.
“He was a special man, he was a great man, he was a special man. We love him, he will never be forgotten and I hope this can get solved. His son loved him, he loved his son, his daughter loved him, he loved his daughter.”
The family said the upcoming holiday won’t be the same.
“We won’t look at Father’s Day the same because while we’re celebrating the fathers that we still have, we will be mourning the one that we already lost.”
Anyone with information who can help police find a suspect is asked to call homicide detectives at 816-234-5043. You can also call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS, where you can remain anonymous.
There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information provided to TIPS which leads to an arrest.