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Police identify 30-year-old man stabbed to death in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police are investigating a homicide Tuesday after a man died from injuries sustained at a home in Independence, police say.

Independence Police spokesman John Syme said officers were called at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 to the 800 block of South Huttig Avenue for a reported aggravated assault.

Independence police are investigating a homicide after a man died from critical injuries Tuesday.

When officers arrived, they found 30-year-old Christopher D. Waggoner with critical injuries outside a residence. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died. A woman was also found at the scene. She was taken to a nearby hospital as well but was later released.

Police are investigating the man’s death as a homicide. They say he was stabbed to death.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or Independence police at 816-325-7777 or