Blame it on the rain or a massive outpouring of federal law enforcement resources . . . But tonight we ask:
GIVEN FEWER MURDERS THIS WEEK COMPARED THE START OF SUMMER, WE'RE FORCED TO ASK: IS OPERATION LEGEND WORKING DESPITE PROTEST OUTRAGE?!?
It's too early to tell and we'll have to wait until this weekend to compile definitive data . . . But this Summer started with a spate of killings from week to week and so far the past few days have been quiet in terms of killings. Whilst skeptics might attribute it to the weather or discount the preliminary look at murder numbers . . . What's not up for debate is that EVERYONE should hope for fewer KCMO homicides regardeless of political perspective.
Accordingly, tonight we check headlines regarding Operation Legend and other news related to crime, police action and community hope to curb violence . . .
Feds Crackdown On Lady From The Dotte Caught After Scary Country Club Plaza Carjacking
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A Kansas City, Kansas, woman has been charged in federal court with stealing a vehicle at gunpoint from the parking garage at the Plaza. Maricela Delores Lozano, 20, was charged with one count of carjacking and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence.
Gun Crime Takeaway
Federal authorities have charged a Kansas City, Missouri man with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition in connection with a May incident. These charges stem from Operation LeGend -- a local and federal partnership hoping to cut down on violent crime in Kansas City. Authorities said Shannon L.
Sleaze Scummit Suffers Rising Anger On The Road
One person is in custody after shots were fired during a road rage incident Thursday evening in Lee's Summit, police said. Police said officers were called at 5:30 p.m. to eastbound Interstate 470 near the Pryor Road/U.S. 50 exit ramp on a reported crash.
Double Take After Meth Town Inconvenient Killing
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Two Kansas City men are facing charges in connection with a fatal shooting outside an Independence Seven Eleven store. Korey Matlock, 18, and Sean Matlock, 20, are each charged with one count of second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of attempted robbery, all felonies.
Golden Ghetto Gunfire Amid Burglary Spree
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Overland Park police are investigating after two homeowners were shot at during recent vehicle burglaries. Police spokesman John Lacy said Wednesday that police believe the two incidents may be related. Neither homeowner was injured. The first burglary happened at a home in the 12200 block of Beverly Street around 11:50 p.m.
Protecting Against COVID
An Olathe woman's experience is prompting questions over whether law enforcement officers are required to wear masks. Chelsea Barker is upset after she said a deputy who pulled her over was not wearing a mask. Barker knows she's lucky her father is still alive. "He was given a second chance at life," she said.
Controversy & Questions After Youngster Killed
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- We're digging deeper tonight into a controversy over the death of Olivia Jansen and what children's services did or did not do to protect her. Olivia, 3, was found bruised and buried in a shallow grave in KCK on July 10.
Golden Ghetto Po-Po Adapts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Overland Park Police Department is making changes to its protocol as it introduces a new behavioral health unit by 2022. Members of the unit would be dressed in plainclothes and respond to mental health issues, along with Johnson County Mental Health co-responders, according to Chris Newlin, Ward 6 councilman.
More Kansas City Gunfire
KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCTV) -- The shooting happened around 3:10 p.m. on Thursday in the 6800 block of N. Bedford Ave. in KCMO. The victim was taken to the hospital. The authorities said the victim will likely survive and is the injuries are no longer considered to be life-threatening.
Fighting KC Silence
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eight years ago, a 24-year-old Kansas City man was gunned down in broad daylight, and his mother has never stopped searching for justice. Charles Bates was killed March 26, 2012, at 80th and Brooklyn. Bates was sitting in a vehicle with someone he knew when he was shot.
Couple Shot Overnight
JACKSON COUNTY, MO. (KCTV) --- Two people were wounded in a shooting Thursday night in the 2100 block of Ashland Avenue. A male victim was shot in the chest and a female was shot in the jaw while they were inside a vehicle, according to the sheriff's office.
Community Fights For Future Amid Deadly 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Loved ones of a young man killed in an Independence cul-de-sac last week gathered to remember him at Waterfall Park Wednesday night. On July 23, Matthew Bland-Williams, 26, was on his way to visit a friend, when he pulled up to the 18800 block of E.
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