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  • Man arrested in Independence triple homicide

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  • Independence police have arrested a man in connection with last Friday’s triple homicide on Pope Avenue.
    Antonio Cervantes III, 32, was arrested late Tuesday night.
    Police have said they have been looking for three male suspects. One is described as a light-skinned Hispanic with a stocky build who was wearing red pants and a red jacket. Another was of unknown race, taller and more slender, wearing all black with his face covered. A third, also of unknown race, wore a dark jacket and red pants.
    Police would like anyone with information on the case to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS or the Independence Police Department at 816-836-3600.
    Early last Friday morning, police say, men went into a home in the 1500 block of Pope, fatally shooting Maria Hernandez, 48, her son, Antonio Hernandez, 20, and Tomas Dominguez, 33. A fourth person was shot and critically wounded.
     
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