Unknown Lemonte Douglas Jr. Killer- Missouri- 2018 Sept 19, 2019 4:14:00 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 19, 2019 4:14:00 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Kansas City Metro Crime Stoppers website)
From Fox 4 Kansas City (fox4kc.com):
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A grieving family is hoping someone will come forward with information in the case of a man who was murdered weeks before Christmas.
Michael King's family shares a lot of trips, smiles, memories -- and these days, grief.
"It just depends on what day it is or what`s actually going on, what activities in our family. It`s a day-to-day struggle," he said.
On Dec. 12 last year, his nephew Lamonte Douglas Jr. was shot and killed. The 22-year-old was found shot to death inside of a Nissan Maxima in the 2900 block of Bales Avenue in Kansas City.
"I can hear the screech in her voice when she called me at 2:30 in the morning. 'Uncle Michael, somebody killed my son.' It was so unreal, so unreal. I've never heard that tone in her voice," King said of the phone call he got from Douglas' mother.
Lamonte left behind two children and one still on the way, according to his uncle.
"He was like a mentor to his sisters and brothers. He was the big brother. He kind of encouraged them. He had a real soft demeanor," he said.
Det. Kevin Boehm with Crime Stoppers said someone called in a tip shortly after the murder.
"We are certainly looking for any information. Any little piece might help detectives," he said.
"My understanding from the detectives is they're pretty close on this case," King said. "My family just wants some answers."
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477. There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
Thoughts? Sadly, as of this posting date (September 19th, 2019), Lemonte's cass is still listed as an unsolved homicide on Kansas City Metro Crime Stoppers' website: kccrimestoppers.com/sitemenu.aspx?P=unsolved&ID=452&SID=16973
The local news story does give some hope his case can be solved, but in my opinion it will take someone doing the right thing and coming forward.
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