Independence Police have identified the victim of the July 14 shooting outside a west-end McDonald's as Brian Jones-Woodruff, a 23-year-old black man from Kansas City.

Woodruff was killed and another man injured in a shooting in the early afternoon of July 14, outside the McDonald's at 11801 E. U.S. 40, near the Wal-Mart at Blue Ridge Crossing. Police said they had difficulty locating Woodruff's necessary next-of-kin before releasing his name.

Police continue to investigate the homicide – the city's fourth this year. Anyone with information about the case should call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477 or IPD tips at 816-325-7777 or email