Police received the call about 1:30 p.m. Shooting was reported, near 31st Street and Van Brunt Boulevard.
Upon arrival, a man, the victim of the shooting, was found lying on the sidewalk. He did not give any signs of life. Shortly after he was declared dead. KCPD did not release his identity.
Witnesses informed the police that a man shot the victim and fled from the scene in a blue vehicle. The whole area was blocked immediately due to the police investigation.
Around 3 p.m. police officers apprehended the person of interest near Independence Avenue and Woodland.
Anyone who has any information is advised to call TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Last year ended with 138 homicides, and around this time of the year, 59 were recorded. KCPD said that this one was the 71st that they were investigating.