Nearly a year after 16-year-old Colby Stephenson was shot to death, Blue Springs Police are asking the public again for help with the cold case homicide.

Stephenson, a student at Valley View High School, died in the early hours of Dec. 18, 2017 in a shooting in a north-side Blue Springs neighborhood. Police had responded at 1:50 a.m. to the 1700 block of Northwest Sixth Street, in the neighborhood surrounding Blue Springs Country Club, and found Stephenson dead in a front yard from a single gunshot wound.

Police say Stephenson was not a resident of that neighborhood. He had been leaving a duplex there along with several others when he was shot and killed.

Anyone with information the case should contact BSPD at 816-228-0100 or 228-0151, or the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Line at 816-474-8477 or

All tips are anonymous, and any information leading to an arrest and/or charges could be eligible for up to $2,000 in reward money.