Public’s help sought finding man who killed utility worker

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Authorities are asking the public for help identifying the person who killed a utility worker over a cigarette last year at a Kansas City job site.

KMBC-TV reports that the reward has grown to $12,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of 23-year-old Johnathon Porter’s killer. The one-year anniversary of the Appleton City man’s death was Wednesday.

He was a sub-contractor working for InfraSource on a gas line replacement for Spire Energy. Investigators believe while Porter was working, a man wearing a blue hoodie and gray pants walked up to him and asked for a cigarette. Police say that when the suspect didn’t get one, he shot at Porter several times, striking him in the chest and killing him.
Information from: KMBC-TV,

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