Each month unsolved cases, some recent, some cold, are highlighted in this section. Any tip leading to an arrest in any of these cases will be eligible for a cash reward. In some of these cases additional rewards have been put up through the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission. The reward amount for each shows the total rewards available for each case. If you have any information on one of these cases call Crime Stoppers at 816-474-TIPS locally or 1-800-222-TIPS from outside the Kansas City area, or you may email an anonymous tip by clicking on the “Give A Tip” icon.
Double Homicide in East Bottoms
August 25, 2020
Two men were shot to death in Kansas City’s East Bottoms on August 25. Jahmiere Green, 18, and Brandon Rainey, 22, were killed in the Tuesday night shooting.
The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday, when officers were called to the area for reports of gunshots. Police found two men with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle.
Police stated no arrests have been announced. These marked the 132nd and 133rd homicides in Kansas City in 2020.
Louis Davis Homicide - 40th and JacksonSTATUS
July 19, 2020
The victim of the homicide, Louis Davis, Jr., 57, remains unsolved following an attempted robbery incident. Officers were called to 40th and Jackson at about 1:30 a.m. July 19, 2020 on an ambulance call involving an assault in progress.
When officers arrived on scene they located a man unresponsive in the street next to a vehicle. Initial investigation suggest Mr. Davis was stopped inside a vehicle when he was confronted by one or more suspects and an altercation occurred at which time the victim was injured.
Detectives are continuing to investigate and unfortunately NO tips have been received as of August 21, 2020. If anyone has information they are asked to contact the Greater KC Crime Stoppers TIPS hotline. Up to a $25,000.00 reward is available for information leading to arrest or filing of felony charges. All information to Crime Stoppers is anonymously.
Alexuas Acord HomicideSTATUS
April 17, 2020
The Grandview, Missouri Police Department and the Greater KC Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline are requesting assistance from the public in identifying those responsible for the April 17, 2020 homicide of 21-year-old Alexuas Acord.
Officers responded to a shooting call to find Alexuas deceased in a vehicle in the 13100 block of 15th Street. Alexuas was a mother and leaves behind her parents and siblings.
A cash reward of up to $2,000.00 is available for anonymous information submitted to Crime Stoppers leading to felony arrest of charges.
James K Smith Jr. Homicide
December 20, 2018
This homicide occurred in Kansas City, Missouri near 24th and Brighton early in the morning on December 20, 2018. The case number is 18-0097629. According to news reports (not information from the Police Department) one or two shooters fired eight to ten shots, two hit the victim in the chest. One suspect took off in a northbound direction on foot. When police arrived at the scene the victim was still alive but succumbed shortly after and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The victim is James K Smith Jr. Anonymous information to Crime Stoppers leading to an arrest or filing of charges is eligible for "up to $25,000.00" in reward money.
Lemonte Douglas Jr. Homicide
December 12, 2018
On December 12, 2018 officers responded to the 2900 block of Bales in KCMO where they found a man dead in a Nissan Maxima, witnesses told investigators the car had been there for several hours. The victim is 22-year-old Lemonte C. Douglas Jr. of Kansas City. No suspect information is available.
Please contact Crime Stoppers with information via our phone, (816) 474-8477, our website, www.kccrimestoppers.com, or via our FREE mobile app at P3Tips.com.
Up to a $25,000.00 reward is available for anonymous information that leads to an arrest or filing of charges.
Dylan Hill HomicideSTATUS
December 11, 2018
On 12-11-2018 at approximately 11 pm, officers of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department were dispatched to the area of 80th Terrace and James A. Reed Road, Kansas City, Missouri on a reported sound of shots call. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim inside his vehicle with apparent trauma to his body. KCFD EMS responded to the scene and declared the victim deceased.
Dylan Hill was 26 years old, was married and had two small children. Up to $30,000.00 cash reward (as of June 8, 2020) is eligible for information submitted through Crime Stoppers via phone, web site or FREE P3 mobile app.
David Paterno Homicide - Shawnee, KSSTATUS
August 08, 2018
On August 8th, 2018 at around 1:06 AM, Shawnee Police Officers were dispatched to an address in the 21900 block of W. 51st Place to investigate a physical disturbance.
Upon arrival, officers found a 57 year old male, David J Paterno. Mr. Paterno was transported to an area hospital for treatment and later died from his injuries.
Johnathon Porter HomicideSTATUS
April 26, 2018
The Kansas City Police Department has released surveillance footage of a suspect of interest in the homicide where Johnathon Porter was killed in a shooting. Mr. Porter was a contract worker for Spire Energy working near 9th Street and Brooklyn Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mr. Porter, 23, of Appleton City, was installing pipe when he and other workers were approached by a passerby who asked him for a cigarette.
Porter, who doesn't smoke, told the man he couldn't help him. As he walked away, the man turned and fired several shots in the direction of Porter, striking him.
Police released a 16-second video and asked for the public's help in identifying the man seen walking near where the shooting occurred.
Anonymous information to Crime Stoppers leading to an arrest or filing of charges is eligible for "up to $27,500.00" in reward money. The reward reflects an additional $2,500.00 added by InfraSource Inc./Spire Energy.
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March 14, 2018
Dominic Young Jr. Homicide
January 20, 2018
The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and the Greater KC Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline continue to seek information in the January 20, 2018 homicide of 9 year old Dominic Young Jr. at 71 Highway and Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.
Dominic Young Jr. was apparently hit by a stray gunshot while occupying a vehicle driven by his father and died as a result of his injuries. Dominic, his father and brother were en route to Grandview at the time. The vehicle driven by Dominic’s father was hit by gunshots from other vehicles apparently engaged in a gunfight according to statements.
KCPD found a possible crime scene near the intersection where the father said the shooting happened. When the father arrived home in Grandview, Dominic was not responsive. Grandview police initially responded to the father’s home and found the boy in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
A number of community leaders and organizations including former Kansas City Councilman John Sharp, City Councilman Scott Taylor, City Councilman Kevin McManus, State Representative Richard Brown, State Representative DaRon McGee, Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wagner, the City of KCMO and Concord Fortress of Hope Church (Pastor Ron Lindsay) have come forward to increase the existing reward in the case. Those leaders are available for comment in regard to the case.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at www.KCcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading our NEW mobile app, P3TIPS, on Google Play or the Apple iOS stores for FREE. Information leading to an arrest and/or filing of charges could be eligible for up to $30,000.00 in reward money. ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS.
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