Lee's Summit police find vehicle taken in carjacking after Amtrak train shooting

Lee's Summit police find vehicle taken in carjacking after Amtrak train shooting
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The Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Police Department said they have found a stolen vehicle that’s possibly linked to a man’s fatal shooting Friday onboard an Amtrak train.Police did not say where the gray 2015 Dodge Charger was found. The car was taken Friday night in an armed carjacking behind a business in downtown Lee’s Summit — a short time after a man was shot and killed on an Amtrak train at a nearby station.Detectives believe the vehicle theft could be related to the murder on the train.Anyone with information on the homicide or the vehicle theft that may help police, call Detective Ide at 816-969-1668.Police said 30-year-old Richie T. Aaron Jr. of Independence, Missouri, was the man shot to death aboard the Missouri River Runner Amtrak train.Investigators are still working to develop the timeline leading up to and after that shooting. Currently, investigators believe the shooting happened while the train was stopped at the depot in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.Police said the shooting happened in a train car with a very small number of passengers. Police believe the passengers who heard gunshots did not initially realize someone had been hurt. Investigators say the suspect is believed to have gotten off the train in Lee’s Summit; however, the victim wasn’t found until after the train left the depot bound for Independence. Medical help was waiting when the train arrived in Independence; however, Aaron was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Police Department said they have found a stolen vehicle that’s possibly linked to a man’s fatal shooting Friday onboard an Amtrak train.

Police did not say where the gray 2015 Dodge Charger was found. The car was taken Friday night in an armed carjacking behind a business in downtown Lee’s Summit — a short time after a man was shot and killed on an Amtrak train at a nearby station.

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Detectives believe the vehicle theft could be related to the murder on the train.

Anyone with information on the homicide or the vehicle theft that may help police, call Detective Ide at 816-969-1668.

Police said 30-year-old Richie T. Aaron Jr. of Independence, Missouri, was the man shot to death aboard the Missouri River Runner Amtrak train.

Investigators are still working to develop the timeline leading up to and after that shooting.

Currently, investigators believe the shooting happened while the train was stopped at the depot in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Police said the shooting happened in a train car with a very small number of passengers. Police believe the passengers who heard gunshots did not initially realize someone had been hurt.

Investigators say the suspect is believed to have gotten off the train in Lee’s Summit; however, the victim wasn’t found until after the train left the depot bound for Independence.

Medical help was waiting when the train arrived in Independence; however, Aaron was pronounced dead on the scene.

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