The victim of Friday night's fatal shooting in Independence has been identified as 38-year-old Christopher Larabee of Kansas City.

The case remains under investigation, but no charges have been filed, said Officer Luis Virgil of the Independence Police Department, and police are not searching for any suspects.

Police were dispatched shortly before 11 p.m. Friday to the 8700 block of E. St. John Ave., where they found Larabee in the roadway with a single gunshot wound. Officers attempted life-saving measures, but Larabee was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a police news release.

Police took one suspect into custody at the scene but were not seeking any other suspects.

Larabee's death represents the city's fifth homicide this year.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-325-7777 or email