A Kansas City man was shot in the parking lot on the northwest corner of Washington and Pine Street around midnight Sunday January 17.

According to the Warrensburg Police Department officers were called to Western Missouri Medical Center to investigate a shooting. At the hospital officers discovered Marcus A. Brown Jr. of Kansas City suffering from a gunshot wound. Mr. Brown was pronounced dead a short time later.

Officers interviewed two men who were with Mr. Brown and found that the three men were at the "One Ratchet Battle of the Midwest" party at Bodies Bar, 126 West Pine. When the men left the party several males followed them to the parking lot at the northwest corner of Washington and Pine Streets where a fight started between the two groups. Mr. Brown was shot in the altercation and the men he was with transported him to the hospital. The other group involved in the fight and shooting fled the area on foot.

Warrensburg Police requested assistance from the Rural Major Case Squad which is made up of investigators from several counties and the Missouri Highway Patrol. The squad will remain activated for three days while investigators follow up on leads. Additionally the Kansas City Missouri Police Department is also assisting Warrensburg Police on this case.

Anyone with any information about the party or the homicide should call the Warrensburg Police Department at 660-747-9133.

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