Drive-by Shooting Kills Father of Two: The Murder of Alonzo Thomas IV


On April 5th, 2014, 20-year-old Alonzo Thomas IV, also known as “Zoe,” was at a friend’s home at the 7100 block of Wayne Street in Kansas, Missouri, when he received a phone call & stepped outside to take it. A moment later, shots rang out. 

Police officers were called out in regards to a shooting. When they arrived on the scene, Alonzo was found lying by the front door of a residence. Witnesses saw him talking to some individuals in a white Uplander with rusted rims. Witnesses saw a black man with dreadlocks wearing white & black clothing shoot Alonzo in the front yard of the home & leave the scene on foot. 

A wounded Alonzo made it to the front door of the nearby home, where he knocked on the door, collapsed, and died. Despite it being 1 pm and there being witnesses, no arrests have been made. Alonzo was the father of two children; one child hadn’t been born yet. There were people around, and someone saw something. 

There is a $40.000 reward. Anyone with information can call the TIP Hotline at (816) 474- 8477 or the Kansas City police department at (816) 234- 5218.



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