A man shot late on New Year’s Eve has died, Kansas City police announced Monday.
Officers responding to a “nature unknown” call found Brent A. Richards, 26, lying on the sidewalk in the 4200 block of Woodland Avenue about 11 p.m. Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition and died Saturday, police said.
Police are counting his death as the city’s 77th homicide of 2014.
A death previously counted at the 77th homicide has been reclassified as a suspicious death but not as a homicide at this time, police said. That incident involved a man found dead of an apparent gunshot wound New Year’s Eve day in the 1300 block of East 82nd Terrace.