Police Seek the Public’s Help to Identify Suspects in Homicide Investigation
Victim: Kevin Smith, age 62 Blunt force trauma to head
Suspects: unidentified male and female
On August 22, 2021, officers responded to a call for a male assaulted inside of Lucky’s Beverage at 1082 E. 105th Street at approximately 1120pm. The victim was transported to UH by EMS for treatment where he remained confined until he died of his injuries on September 2, 2021.
Further investigation reveals that the victim was arguing with a female inside of the store and the female began to throw bottles at the victim. A male entered the store and sucker punched the victim who then fell to the floor unconscious. The male and female fled the store. The victim was a disabled military veteran and detectives are working with the VA to try to find next of kin.
Anyone with information relative to the identity of these individuals is asked to contact Homicide investigators at 216-623-5464. Anonymous information can be provided by calling Crimestoppers at 216-25-CRIME and a cash reward of up to $5,000 may be available.