KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who was assaulted and shot at less than two months ago at the scene of a grisly homicide and house fire in the Northland was found dead Monday in Claycomo.
Now, the Metro Homicide Squad suspects foul play in the death of Floyd Wood, 56, whose body was discovered around 9 p.m. inside a residence near U.S. 69 and Park Avenue.
Wood told a harrowing tale about being attacked and shot at May 5 at a house in the 5600 block of North Poe Street.
He said a man — later identified as Colton Stock — showed up at his house that day and asked for help moving furniture.
Wood and friend went to lend a hand, but the friend felt uncomfortable and quickly left.
Stock asked Wood to check out a motorcycle in the basement then became enraged when Wood began taking pictures of the motor with his camera phone.
At that point, Stock jumped on Wood's back.
"(He) started to swing me around and hit my head, tried to break my neck," Wood told 41 Action News two days after the incident.
As Wood tried to flee, Stock ran to get a get a gun and fired several shots at him.
Officers responding to calls about the sound of gun shots arrived to discover a fire in the basement.
As the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department put out the fire, first responders discovered a dismembered body in the basement.
Investigators determined that the body was Matthew Calkins, 35, of Gardner.
Stock, who already had been arrested for attacking and shooting at Wood, was charged May 14 with Calkins' murder.