Homicide victim on 52nd identified

Police have identified the victim of a homicide on Sunday morning in the 2600 block of North 52nd Street.

According to a Kansas City, Kansas, police spokesman, the victim was Taveon Brooks, age 15. He was a resident of Kansas City, Kansas.

Police responded at 2:46 a.m. Sunday and found that Brooks had been shot and was deceased.

He and four other teens were in a vehicle near 52nd and Georgia when shooting began, police stated. The vehicle went south on 52nd Street and crashed, according to police.

A female in the vehicle was shot and is in stable condition, police said. The other three teens were treated for minor injuries.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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