Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Man killed in attempted robbery identified

At 8:38 p.m. yesterday, officers received several calls of a shooting in the area of 35th and Euclid. Officers responded to the area and located two male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the 3400 block of Euclid. Both victims were transported to local hospitals.

During the investigation it was learned one of the men allegedly attempted to rob the other.

One man died two hours later in the hospital. He has been identified as 31-year-old Reginald Waxter of Kansas City, Mo. Police have determined he was trying to rob the other man when the robbery victim shot at him. It appears the victim and suspect knew each other and charges are not expected as it was likely a case of self defense. The robbery victim was shot in the leg by the homicide victim and is listed in fair condition at a local hospital.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.