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St. Joseph police investigating shooting death as homicide, suspect in custody

The body of Clifford York was discovered last Wednesday in the backyard of a home.

Posted: Oct 15, 2018 1:54 PM
Updated: Oct 15, 2018 3:38 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph police are investigating the shooting death of a 28-year-old man as a homicide.

Police said a suspect is in custody, however, charges have yet to be filed.

The body of Clifford York was discovered last Wednesday in the backyard of a home.

Police said York died of a single gunshot wound.

Officers were called around 1:00 p.m. to a home at 921 N. 13th Street after an area resident discovered York's body.

York's death marks the city's fifth homicide investigation of 2018.

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