South KC Perspective
South KC Homicides
By John Sharp
Two of the first homicides in KCMO in 2021 occurred in south Kansas City.
The first of these homicides occurred around 10 p.m. January 6 in the 11400 block of Oak with the shooting death of 35-year-old Frank Peters and the serious wounding of another man.
Myronta Jackson was the victim of the second homicide. He was found lying in a parking lot in the 11400 block of Grandview Rd. suffering from gunshot wounds shortly after noon January 9 and died from his injuries at a hospital.
Missouri now has a witness protection program, and anyone with information about either homicide should call the Kansas City Police Department Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043.
Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), and a reward of up to $25,000 is available for information leading to an arrest or filing charges in both cases. Tipsters are not required to testify in court to receive a reward as long as the information they provide leads to filing charges or an arrest.
Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers, a program of the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, operates the TIPS Hotline and recently reported in 2020 tips it received solved seven homicides and resulted in 102 felony arrests and the capture of 58 fugitives.