Friday, April 22, 2011

Homicide victim found in burning car identified

At about 11:09 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, officers were called to the 5400 block of Wabash on an injury accident involving a car that had crashed into the fence. Officers found the car on fire with a man inside. Police pulled the man out of the vehicle and saw he had what appeared to be a gunshot wound. He was immediately transported to a local hospital, where he died a short time later. The victim has been identifed as 38-year-old Robert Howard Jr. of Kansas City, Mo. Anyone with information should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).