Independence Police have identified a vehicle of interest in the early Monday shooting death of a teenager at the Hawthorne Place Apartments.

Officers found the victim, 18-year-old Desean Milligan, dead on the ground in the area East Fifth Street and North Spring Lake Drive after they were called about 3:30 a.m. Monday for a shooting. Police said three or four gunshots had been reported, and they want to speak with occupants of the pictured vehicle – unclear make and model but with large rims – who might have information about the case.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477, IPD tips at 816-325-7777 or email leads@indepmo.org. Police say if information given to the Tips Hotline results in an arrest or the issuance of a warrant, the caller is eligible to receive a cash award of up to $2,000.

The homicide is the sixth this year in Independence.