They say he is 51-year old Apolinar Hernandez-Gonzalez, known as "Polo." They say he was homeless.
An officer on patrol found him Monday night crawling, hurt, in a parking lot in the 800 block of North Kansas Avenue. Because of his condition and his limited English, it took help from the public to identify him.
Police still need help finding out what happened to him. They say a friend identified as 39-year old Martin Loya-Tevizo may be able to help. Police say Tevizo is not a suspect.
Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 785-234-0007.