Jun 11, 2021 1:00 PM

Police make one arrest in series of murders in Kansas City

Posted Jun 11, 2021 1:00 PM
Police on the scene of the fatal shooting investigation near Hazel Grove Elementary-photo courtesy Fox4 Kansas City
Police on the scene of the fatal shooting investigation near Hazel Grove Elementary-photo courtesy Fox4 Kansas City

KANSAS CITY —Law enforcement authorities continue their investigation of multiple separate murders in Kansas City on Tuesday and have made one arrest.

On Thursday, as a result of police investigation, officers served a search warrant, arrested and charged a suspect in the murder of 15-year old Terrell Bell. 

Detectives haven’t let up on their work in any of these cases, according to a social media report from KCPD.

Around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of Independence Avenue on a shooting. They found 52-year-old Jose Lugo suffering from gunshot wounds. An ambulance transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.  The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Half an hour later at about 2 p.m., officers went to 52nd and Euclid for a shooting. When they got there, the officers found one man suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. That victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. Another victim from the shooting scene arrived at the hospital by private transport with critical injuries. About three hours after the initial shooting, the victim with critical injuries was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  He has been identified as 30-year-old Lavance Jones. There is no suspect information at this time.

Then at 2:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 108th and Sycamore, where they found a 15-year-old boy who had been shot. Officers attempted life-saving measures before the victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as Terrell Bell, 15.

Meanwhile, police are also are investigating after 15-year-old Kaden Bauswell was killed Tuesday in a shooting near an elementary school. Police are urging anyone with information about that shooting to call a tips hotline anonymously at 816-474-TIPS.  There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in these cases through the TIPS Hotline.