The call was received by KC-MO Fire department EMS dispatch at 6:47 a.m.- the report of a male stabbed at an apartment complex in the 500 block of Northwest 55th Terrace.
When police arrived shortly before 7 a.m.- they found a fire department and EMS crew doing C.P.R. on the "approximately 25-year-old" victim.
The victim had gone to a neighbor's apartment for help after he had been stabbed and collapsed in the doorway when the neighbor answered the door- a paramedic said to CSW.
He was taken to a Northland medical trauma center in very critical condition and died a short time later.
Police disclosed suspect information by 7:03 a.m.: "a black female in her mid-20's about 5-foot-six-inches tall and seen walking with 2 children- possible ages 4 and 5."
Police caught up with the suspect with the children around 7:10 a.m. at a convenience store on N.W. Englewood near North Broadway and arrested her.
The children were taken into temporary protective custody.