Independence Police are trying to locate a person of interest in connection with a Sunday morning homicide.

Police had been called at about 3 a.m. for a shooting at the 1200 block of South Scott Avenue, just south of Truman Road and west of Forest Avenue. They found a person inside the home dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Detectives are not yet calling that person a victim in this case, and they are trying to locate 58-year-old Kevin Kojeski (pictured) as a person of interest in the investigation.

The identity of the deceased person has not yet been released, pending family notification.

Sunday's homicide is the seventh this year in Independence. If you know where we can find Kojeski or have any details about this case, please call the Tips Hotline at (816) 474-8477, IPD Tips at (816) 325-7777 or email