Kansas City Crime Scene Monday

Quick roundup of alleged misdeeds, police action and all manner of crime news from around the metro and for our most voracious newshounds . . .

Jackson County Jail Crisis Persists Amid Political Gridlock

Jackson County Detention Center (R)

The Jackson County Detention Center has been a contentious topic in city and county politics, with a lot of the public debate focused on questions of funding and space. But conditions for inmates, most of whom are awaiting trial, continue to be concerning for those who know the facility.

KC Stoplight Killer Convicted

KCMO man gets 25 years in killing of woman at traffic light

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, man who shot and killed an 18-year-old woman at a traffic light in 2017 was sentenced on Friday to 25 years in prison. Anton Hunter, 21, to second-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, and failure to report a shooting in connection on April 30, 2017.

Police Search For Suspected Dealer To Confront With Alleged Overdose Death

Lee's Summit police attempting to locate suspect wanted for murder

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- The Lee's Summit Police Department is attempting to locate a suspect who is wanted for the murder of a 23-year-old woman. Jackson County prosecutors charged 28-year-old Jared M. Daniels, of Lee's Summit, with second-degree murder in the drug overdose death of Taylor Stephens.

Missouri Mom Social Media Share Amid Tragedy Earns Nationwide News Coverage

Missouri mom's before, after photos of addicted son go viral: 'The face of heroin and meth'

A desperate mother has shared chilling before and after photos of her son - who she says is addicted to heroin and methamphetamine - in an effort to bring awareness to addiction.

Kansas Homeless Targeted

Man who shot homeless people in downtown thought they were cartel, Wichita police say

Police said Monday that a man jailed in the shooting of two homeless people walking along a downtown Wichita street over the weekend was having "a mental health crisis" possibly spurred by drug use - and he thought he was gunning down cartel associates.

JoCo Wakes To Morning Crime

Lenexa PD investigating early morning break-in at Casey's

LENEXA, Kan. - Lenexa Police are investigating an overnight break-in which happened at the Casey's General Store near K-10 and Woodland early Monday morning. Police said a man broke in around 2:45 a.m. and stole a number of different items after damaging the front door.

Kansas City Crime Scene Today And Troubling Trend

Woman killed at KC home is 4th person fatally shot in metro area since Saturday

A man fatally shot a woman Monday morning in a Kansas City neighborhood and remained at the scene until officers arrived, according to police. Police received a report of the shooting about 11:30 a.m. in the 4300 block of Hardesty Avenue. The woman, who had been shot, died from her injuries by the time officers arrived, Capt.

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