Tonight we share a bevy of crime news stories from across the metro but mostly focused on the current DEADLY CRIME SPIKE CRISIS CONFRONTING KCMO. Take a look:
KCMO Murder McConsequences
Man charged in Monday murder outside McDonald's
Tragic Numbers Game
Kansas City Mayor-elect Quinton Lucas spoke with reporters about the number of homicides this year after the Board of Police Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Seven people were killed in the last five days in Kansas City, homicides that added to a violent crime rate Mayor-elect Quinton Lucas on Tuesday called an "ongoing crisis."
Beat Down Comeuppance
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for the January 2017 killing of a 59-year-old man. Caleb Patterson pleaded guilty on Tuesday for the murder of Juan Marin, according to Jackson County prosecutors.
KCK Critical Injury Gunfire
Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating a shooting in the 2400 block of North 11th Street.Police Chief Terry Zeigler said the victim, an 18-year-old, has life-threatening injuries.The victim was taken to Children's Mercy West for help.
Market Mayhem Postscript
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police took one man into custody following a shooting Tuesday morning at a convenience store on Kansas City's east side. The shooting happened at the 7-Eleven store at 27th Street and Van Brunt Boulevard. The shooting happened across the street from what used to be the police East Patrol station.
Meth Town Box Store Chaos
A suspected shoplifter is in jail and an officer is recovering after being hit by the shoplifter's car as she fled from a Walmart in Independence.
Stat Game Push Back
BLUE SPRINGS, MO (KCTV) -- Rachel Williams drives two cars now. One is a dark green Jeep Grand Cherokee. "We haven't had these windows tinted. We haven't done anything to this car because we feel like that also adds to the fact that we are a target," she said.
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