The spate of Kansas City metro violence persists amid this turbulent Summer 2020 and in the shadow of civil unrest, campaign season and the worsening pandemic.
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THE OFFICIAL KANSAS CITY HOMIICDE COUNT STANDS AT 101!!! THIS TOWN HIT THE CENTURY MARK FASTER THAN ANY YEAR IN LOCAL HISTORY!!!
Compare this to only 75 murders counted last year at this time. The spike represents an increase of 34.67% so far, with about half the year left to go.
The weekend was relatively peaceful in terms of homicide and the last to murders seem to be an elderly couple on Prospect found decomposing under "suspicious" circumstances.
As always, we remind our readers that deadly crime in KCMO has a tendency to spill over into other parts of the area and so the latest crime scene news compilation offers a peek at police action, reports of violence and murder investigations across the metro.
KCPD Share Local Beat Down Clip Of The Day
WARNING: The attached video may be considered graphic to some.The Kansas City Missouri Police Department is asking for help to identify two men in connection with a brutal June 25 robbery.The incident happened at a home near 31st Street and Highland Avenue.Officers were dispatched to the area around 10:25 a.m.
Shooting Then Suicide At Lake
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man has died and woman has been injured in an overnight shooting at Longview Lake in southern Kansas City, sheriff's officials said. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Monday, deputies said, during a domestic disturbance, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said.
Murder In Olathe
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Olathe police are investigating a homicide in the 15900 block of West 127th Street. Police said officers were called to the location around 2:22 a.m. Monday on a disturbance. When they got there, they found a 41-
year-old man dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
Dead-Tree Petty Cash Targeted
KCPD on Broadway. // Photo by Brock Wilbur Over the July 11th weekend, police suspect that one or more people broke into the offices of The Pitch (3543 Broadway Blvd) and made off with a laptop and business funds in the form of petty cash.
Golden Ghetto Scout Master Charged With Sex Crimes
Big Pharma Pandemic Parole
Pandemic leads to early release for Kansas City pharmacist convicted of diluting lifesaving medication
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A Kansas City pharmacist who diluted prescriptions for profit will be released from federal prison early. KCTV5 News has learned Robert Courtney qualifies for home confinement as part of a new federal program to help with prison populations. Families of Courtney's victims are starting to be notified, and they are very upset.
Silence Echoes After KCMO Youngster Shot Dead In Sleep
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Missouri, released a clearer image of the suspect vehicle in a shooting that left 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro dead . KCPD previously released a short surveillance video clip and photo of the vehicle June 30, but authorities hope the clearer image will generate more tips in the case.
Newspaper Reports Suspected Coronavirus Lunch Crime
When an employee at RJ's Bob-Be-Que Shack in Mission instructed a customer to wear a mask, he responded by flashing a gun. The employee said he was only trying to follow Kansas' statewide mask mandate and that the exchange felt like a threat.
Investigation Into KCK Tragedy Continues
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Sources say an eyewitness led police to the spot where 3-year-old Olivia Jansen's body was found Friday near 34th and Steele Road. The KCK girl's body was found in what police describe as a shallow grave off a path in a wooded area about nine hours after her father, Howard Jansen III, reported her missing Friday.
Lucky Local Lady Pays It Forward To Po-Po
The Kansas City Police Department said it received a call this past Friday from a woman who wanted to donate the winnings of a lucky lottery ticket to help the officer that was shot on July 2 and remains in the intensive care unit at Truman Medical Center.According to police,
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