Shooting victim on Leavenworth Road identified

A woman who was shot at 7:41 a.m. April 28 at 51st and Leavenworth Road and who died April 30 has been identified as Adoria M. Verser, 29, of Kansas City, Kan., police said today.

Police have identified the man who suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene as Shefrin T. Smith, 27, of Kansas City, Kan.

Officers had received a call about 7:41 a.m. April 28 about a shooting at the location. The shooting was a domestic case, police said.

A spokesman for the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department said that residents living in abusive situations should seek assistance either through their local Police Department or any other agency that offers assistance for domestic violence.

In Kansas City, Kan., victims are encouraged to contact the victim services unit of the Police Department at 913-573-5616, or any of these domestic violence hotlines:

  • The Joyce Williams Center, 913-321-0951;
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-SAFE (7233);
  • Kansas City Metro Domestic Violence Hotline, 816-452-8535;
  • Kansas Crisis line, 888-END-ABUSE (2287).