Independence Police have identified the victim of a July 14 shooting as Brian Jones-Woodruff, 23, of Kansas City.
Woodruff was killed and another man wounded 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.