UPDATE: 38-year-old man in Independence shooting dies from injuries


INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Independence Police Department is now investigating a homicide after a shooting victim died from their injuries.

Officers were called to the 300 block of North Leslie Avenue on Jan. 13 where they found the victim outside a residence with gunshot wounds.

Police spokesman Officer Jack Taylor said the man died Saturday. The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Timothy Phillips from Independence.

One person is in custody in related to this shooting. Charges have not been filed yet.

FOX4 will update this story as more details become available.

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