Posted April 15, 2020 12:03:24 A young woman from Kansas City, Missouri, has been killed by an off-duty police officer in what the Kansas City Police Department said was a case of mistaken identity.
Alexandra “Alexandra” Tidings, 23, of Kansas City was killed in a shooting in her apartment on April 12, according to the Kansas State Patrol.
Tidings was a freshman at a local high school and had a baby with her boyfriend, police said.
She had a history of domestic violence and had been arrested several times on domestic violence charges, according the Kansas Department of Public Safety.
“Officers were called to the 1100 block of East 18th Street in Kansas City shortly before 3:30 p.m. for a report of a shooting,” the Kansas Patrol said in a statement.
“Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim, who was deceased.
Her name is currently being withheld pending notification of next of kin.”
Her name has not been released pending notification that she is deceased,” the statement added.
Tiddings had been out of custody since April 12 and was arrested on charges of third-degree assault and first-degree criminal mischief.
She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police said the victim was not wearing a seat belt, nor was she wearing a helmet.
A Facebook page that had been set up to help with funeral expenses and other costs was filled with requests for donations.”
Our hearts go out to the family of Alexandra Tidings.
We ask for your continued support,” the page said.
The Kansas State Highway Patrol said it was investigating the case and is “aware of the recent events that occurred and are actively gathering information.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kansas Highway Patrol at (913) 882-2750.