By LESLIE COLLINS
January 7, 2014
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Donald Donato.
A 21-year-old male was fatally shot earlier today near the Price Chopper on Wilson Road in Historic Northeast.
Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) Capt. Tye Grant said officers were dispatched to the scene on Topping around 1:30 p.m. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Grant said he did not know whether the shooting occurred on the sidewalk next to Price Chopper or on Topping Avenue.
A Price Chopper security guard detained a male subject trying to flee the scene and that person is now in police custody. Grant called the subject a “person of interest” and said the shooting was unrelated to the grocery store. KCPD is continuing to investigate and police are still on the scene.
Photos by Leslie Collins