Witness: Fatal stabbing may have involved shoplifter

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A person was stabbed to death outside a store on the eastern side of Kansas City, and a witness told investigators the stabbing may have stemmed from a shoplifting incident, police said.

Officers were called Tuesday night to 18th Street and Prospect Avenue for a stabbing and found a wounded person at the scene, police said in a news release. Officers performed CPR and other attempts to save the victim’s life, but the person died at the scene. Police said a store employee indicated the incident involved a shoplifter.

An arrest was made, but police have not release the name of the person taken into custody or the name of the victim.

The killing is the 72nd homicide reported in Kansas City this year, according to the Kansas City Star.

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