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Clay County deputies seek a suspect described as a Black male with braids in his hair that stands about 6 feet tall in connection with a fatal shooting at a Northland gas station.

KANSAS CITY — After a man was found shot to death at a Northland gas station Feb. 1, investigators are still searching for a suspect. A photo of a woman had been circulated on social media, but she was identified as a witness, said Clay County Sheriff’s Office Division Commander and Public Information Officer Capt. Robert Hays.

“Investigators are still working it and still following some leads it has received through the TIPS Hotline,” he said.

Hays said a description of the possible suspect involved in the shooting has been generated and the suspect is believed to be a Black male who stands about 6-feet to 6-feet-1-inch tall, weighs about 175 pounds, is clean shaven and has braids of some kind in his hair.

Clay County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Phillips 66 gas station in the 3600 block of Northeast Randolph Road in Kansas City around 9:10 p.m. the day of the shooting. At the scene, a man was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 474-TIPS (8477).

Managing Editor Amanda Lubinski can be reached at amanda.lubinski@mycouriertribune.com.