By Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
October 29, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City Police are investigating a weekend homicide just outside the Northeast area.

According to a press release from public information officers over the weekend, the KCPD were called to the 8600 block of Thompson Avenue, just east of I-435 around 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Upon arrival, officers were told by witnesses that gun shots were heard, and that a victim, Samuel Hewitt, 39, was being taken to a hospital in a private vehicle. Officers located the vehicle the victim was being transported in, however once at the hospital he died.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at” or by texting TIP452 and your information to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is anonymous.