NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. —
North Kansas City Police are investigating a homicide after an incident early Monday morning.
At 2:46 a.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of Oliver Drive for a report of gunshots. When officers arrived, they said they found a man dead outside the building.
The Jackson County Medical Examiner was on the scene working to determine how the man died. Police originally referred to this investigation as a suspicious death.
Police said a woman who lived at the Oliver Apartments called 911 when she found the man on her porch. She told authorities she thought the man might have been shot.
Investigators said the victim’s cause of death is still under investigation, however, a possible gunshot wound was found.
The victim in this case has been identified as 19-year-old Zachary Murphy of Gladstone.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call