A quick peek at alleged misdeeds, police action and more info from across the metro as the quotient of local crime reaches a RECORD-BREAKING PACE as the pandemic moves forward . . .
Police Confronts Spate Of Shooting At Outset Of Summer
Police are investigating more than a dozen shootings this week. Two were at unknown locations because police said the victims were uncooperative with the investigation. It's a problem the police chief said detectives are encountering with a majority of cases.It is not just homicides that are rising, so are non-fatal shootings.
Beat Down Aftermath
Almost two weeks after a Good Samaritan tried to stop a suspected thief at a Home Depot in Overland Park, he is still recovering his injuries. Jackson Liu, a former police officer, was injured by an accomplice when he tried to help.
Murder Case Postscript
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) - A man who was arrested in connection with a robbery has now been charged with murder after evidence tied him to a fatal shooting that happened in the spring of 2019. Brandon L. Hill, 32, has now been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Meth Town Suspect Info
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 16-year-old was shot Friday afternoon in Independence. Officers responded at 4:22 p.m. to a reported shooting in the 800 block of South Overton Avenue. The teenager was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Sleaze Scummit Burns
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - People in one Jackson County neighborhood are burning mad. Police in Lee's Summit said vandals set fire to a popular public playground, leveling it to ash and soot. City leaders tell FOX4 it could cost thousands of dollars to replace.
Killing In The Sticks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person died and another was seriously injured after a shooting Friday in rural Peculiar, according to authorities. Around 8:50 a.m., Cass County sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic disturbance with shots fired in the 12200 block of East 233rd Street.
KCPD Top Cop Fun Facts
For nearly three years, Richard Smith has worked to help keep Kansas City safe as the 45th Chief of Police of the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department. (Fun fact: Smith worked his way up the ranks after joining KCPD as an officer in 1988.) Chief Smith hails from St.
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