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Independence Homicide Investigation

Victim's Name Released, Independence Homicide Investigation


Police say the man found dead in his home this morning was 38-year-old Ricky A. Martin of Independence, Kansas. Authorities say the case is being investigated as a homicide. Police served a search warrant on the home but are not releasing any more information because the case is ongoing.


The Independence Police Department is investigating a homicide.  According to the media release on Thursday, October 11th, 2018, around 2:20 a.m. police were called to the southeast part of town for reports of shots fired.

Officers found a victim who appeared to be killed by a single gun-shot wound. Authorities are not releasing further details about the crime. 

They are not releasing the name of the victim until family is notified.

Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Independence Police at 620-332-1700.

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