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KCPD investigating man's death as homicide near U.S. Highway 71 and Red Bridge

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Posted at 5:51 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 11:27:42-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating a man’s death as a homicide after an incident in south Kansas City.

Around 12:30 a.m. Monday, officers were called to the southbound exit ramp from U.S. 71 to Red Bridge Road on reports of a crash involving a pedestrian.

Police found a man with injuries near a vehicle that was on the shoulder of the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police on Tuesday identified the victim as 29-year-old Elliott Herring.

Police said evidence at the scene led investigators to believe the circumstances surrounding his death were suspicious.

Anyone who has information about the man's death is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the KCPD Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043.