Grandview police arrest homicide suspect

GRANDVIEW - Grandview police say a 19-year-old man believed to be responsible for Saturday's shooting death of Mariano Cuevas, 18, has been arrested.

"He is believed to be the shooter in that case and as far as we know at this point, he acted alone," said Grandview Assistant Police Chief Mark Ware.

He said the Grandview man has not been formally charged and because the case is still under investigation the Grandview Police Department was unwilling to release further information that may potentially hinder the case.

The notification of the arrest of a man believed to be responsible for shooting was released to assure the public.

Cuevas was struck by a gunshot to the head this past Saturday at approximately 8 p.m. in the 600 block of East Second Street. The resulting injury led to his death.

"I will say we had a number of officers working this case from the onset," said Ware.

He said it is the efforts of the officers that resulted in a timely arrest.

In other Grandview police news, officers have since yesterday (Monday) responded to seven requests for service.

Citizens in the 100 block of Nicka Road, the 500 block of Toivo Court, the area of Butternut Road and the 1800 block of West Second Street alerted officers to suspicious activity.

Also, two informational calls were fielded by officers and a juvenile problem was investigated.


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