Kansas City police respond to 6 homicides over weekend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are investigating five homicides and an apparently accidental shooting death in the city over the weekend, including the latest Sunday evening on the city’s west side.

Police said Monday a shooting in the parking lot of the Kansas City Zoo on Sunday evening that left one man dead appeared to be accidental. The man was shot while he was inside a car with three other men, police said.

On Sunday evening, police found a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of Tony Aguirre Community Center, and he later died at a hospital. He was identified Monday as 19-year-old Maxwell Hill.

Earlier Sunday, officers found a woman dead in a home near Ward Parkway. Police said Stacey Bell, 56, died in what appeared to be a domestic dispute and a relative was in custody.

And on Sunday morning, police found Derrick Davis, 18, fatally shot inside a home. Police are searching for a suspect in that case.

And two men were found dead from gunshot wounds in the backyard of a home in central Kansas City Saturday. The victims were identified Monday as Arlan Jones, 67, and Kenneth Hanan, 59. Kevin McClanahan, 40, of Kansas City was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree murder in their deaths.

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