Friday, July 9, 2010

Homicide victim from 2400 block of Myrtle identified

Officers were called to the 2400 block of Myrtle, at about 11:50 p.m., Tuesday, July 6, to investigate a shooting. Upon arriving, the officers discovered two males who were shot. Both men were transported to area hospitals for treatment. One of the men died at the hospital. He has been identified as 43-year-old Exiquio Martinez of Kansas City, Mo. The other male has a non-life threatening injury. Preliminary reports indicate the men were outside when they were shot. They may have been involved in a verbal altercation with suspects prior to the shooting. No suspects are in custody, and detectives ask anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).