Thursday, January 20, 2011

Man shot at 36th and Garfield dies of injuries

At about 1 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of Garfield on the sound of shots fired. When police got there, they found a man lying in the driveway of 3523 Garfield suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He died about 15 hours later and has been identified as 55-year-old Earthy L. Huff Jr. of Kansas City, MO.

Huff's family said they don't know why he would have been in the area of 35th and Garfield. Police are seeking information from anyone who may have had contact with Earthy Huff on Jan. 17 or who may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477) or the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043.