Homicide at Admiral and Lydia

Update, Thursday, Jan. 14 at 8:30 a.m. – The victim has been identified as Keith Lars, a 36-year-old Black male.

At approximately 12:30 Wednesday afternoon Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) officers were dispatched to the area of Gladstone Boulevard and Thompson Avenue on a shooting call.

Upon arrival no victim was located; however, a crime scene was established at that location.

A short time later Kansas City Missouri Fire Department EMS personnel on a separate call were flagged down near Admiral Boulevard and Lydia Avenue by a citizen who told them that someone in their vehicle had been shot.

KCFD had been at the location on an unrelated medical call and began immediately rendering aid to the shooting victim from the vehicle. Additional officers responded to Admiral and Virginia at that time.

EMS personnel examined the individual, an adult Black male in his 30’s, and declared him deceased at the scene. Detectives remain on both scenes gathering evidence.

According to Officer Donna Drake with the KCPD Media Unit, this is the city’s seventh homicide this year, matching 2020 numbers on the same date.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the homicide unit directly at 816-234-5043 or call the tips hotline anonymously at 816-474-TIPS.

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