Greater KC Crime Stoppers offers reward in homicide tips
By John Sharp
The Grandview Police Department and the Greater KC Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline are seeking anonymous tips to help them solve two homicides in that city, one from just two months ago and one from four years ago, and the reward recently was increased for a 2018 south Kansas City homicide.
The Kansas City Police Department and the TIPS Hotline are seeking assistance from the public to identify those responsible for killing 26-year-old Dylan Hill on December 11, 2018, near 80th Terrace and James A. Reed Rd. Officers responding to a call about shots being fired found Hill inside his vehicle, and emergency medical responders declared him deceased.
The $25,000 base reward for KCMO homicides has been increased in this case through private donations, and a reward of up to $30,000 is now available for an anonymous tip that leads to an arrest or filing of charges. A new billboard message has been placed at James A. Reed Rd. and Bannister Rd. to encourage anyone with information about the homicide to report it.
Anyone with information regarding any of these cases is urged to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477) or at www.KCcrimestoppers.com.
Donald “Donny” Herron, Jr.
The victim in the June 6, 2016, homicide was Donald “Donny” Herron, Jr., who was shot after three assailants broke into a home in the 6000 block of 153rd St. and shot him shortly after he arrived. He died later that day at a hospital.
Herron graduated from Lee’s Summit North High School where he was an honorable mention all-conference football player who went on to be a backup quarterback at Missouri Western State University. Private donations have raised the reward for information leading to an arrest or filing of charges in his case to $4,000.
The victim in the most recent homicide was 21-year-old Alexuas Acord who was found dead in a vehicle in the 13100 block of 15th St. on April 17 by officers responding to a shooting call.
Anyone providing information leading to an arrest or filing of charges in the case is eligible for up to a $2,000 reward, and anonymous tipsters do not have to testify in court.