Kansas City bomb and arson launch investigation of house fire that may be connected to fatal shooting

  • Source: Kansas City Star
  • Published: 01/10/2020 11:49 AM

Kansas City bomb and arson detectives are investigating a fire that damaged a house early Friday near where a 17-year-old boy was found fatally shot earlier in the week. The fire in the 6800 block of Monroe Avenue was reported around 7 a.m. Authorities have not determined how the fire started. Kansas City homicide detectives also are working to determine whether the fire is connected to the killing of Treshawn Hawkins, who was found shot to death Wednesday inside a residence at 68th Street and Monroe Avenue. On Wednesday, officers patrolling the area heard what appeared to be gunfire and began investigating. Police also received multiple 911 calls. The officers were directed to a home in the 6800 block of Monroe Avenue, where they found Hawkins, who had been shot. No arrests have been made, and police had no suspect information.


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