Police: Apartment resident says he stabbed homicide victim in self-defense

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police are investigating a fatal stabbing which took place at a Kansas City residence.

On Monday, Kansas City police were called to an apartment near 96th and Lydia just before 4 p.m., where they say they found a resident of the apartment complex and another person who had both been stabbed.

According to police, the resident of the apartment, a 25-year-old male, was located suffering from stab wounds to both his arm and hand. A second man estimated to be in his 30’s was later located behind the apartment showing no signs of life. Both men were transported to an area hospital. The 25-year-old was listed in serious but stable condition, and the second man was pronounced dead a short time later.

The 25-year-old said the man in his 30’s was visiting him at his apartment when he became angry and stabbed him, the man said he retrieved a knife from his kitchen and stabbed the victim in self-defense. After being stabbed by the resident, the man said the victim fled on foot, then collapsed behind the apartment complex.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (8477).

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