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Kansas City police identify 40-year-old man fatally shot on Garfield Avenue

Police were investigating the city's latest homicide after a man was found shot to death early Monday in the 4000 block of Garfield Avenue in Kansas City. Police are questioning a person they believe has information about the man's death. This Google Maps Street View of the area is from June 2011.
Police were investigating the city's latest homicide after a man was found shot to death early Monday in the 4000 block of Garfield Avenue in Kansas City. Police are questioning a person they believe has information about the man's death. This Google Maps Street View of the area is from June 2011. Google Maps

Police were investigating the city's latest homicide after a man was found shot to death early Monday in Kansas City.

Police responded to reports of a shooting shortly before 4 a.m. Monday in the 4000 block of Garfield Avenue, which is just east of the Bruce R. Watkins Drive.

Arriving officers found the man who had been shot and was deceased. Later in the day, police identified him as Craig W. Tonkinson, 40.

Police said they have detained a person they believe has information about the man's death.

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

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb
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