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KC man dies from his injuries after armed robber hits him with car during escape

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The man hit by a car as an armed robber tried to escape at 39th and Walnut Friday, died from his critical injuries less than three hours after he was struck.

When officers arrived they found a man who appeared to be in his 60s suffering from life-threatening injuries. No details have been released yet about the vehicle or the suspect, except that he was a white male.

Because the injuries were so severe police initially thought the man had been run over. They now conclude that he was struck by the door of the suspect's vehicle. The investigation is now being reclassified as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or the anonymous TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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