In this roundup of metro crime news we offer a peek at police action, court cases and reports of continued violence despite the best efforts of local law enforcement backed up by the feds . . .
South KC Shooting Postscript
Police in Kansas City are investigating a shooting Tuesday afternoon outside a laundromat in the 11500 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard.Authorities said police were at another call across the street about 3:30 p.m. when the shooting happened.
Newspaper Argues Against Prez Trump Talking Crime
There are lies, damned lies and statistics. And then there's President Donald Trump. On Monday, Trump claimed credit for reducing murders in Kansas City. He pointed to Operation LeGend, an effort here and in other cities to supplement local law enforcement with dozens of federal officers tasked with reducing crime.
Tragic Shooting In The Dotte
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - One woman is dead and multiple others are injured following multiple shootings Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City, Kansas. The police department received a call about a shooting just before 1 p.m. near 26th and Quindaro.
Porch Piracy Persists Amid Coronavirus Harsh Times
LENEXA, KS (KCTV) - Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a theft suspect. The Lenexa Police Department posted a tweet Tuesday afternoon showing a video of a woman taking a package from a victim's apartment door near 95th and Quivira. THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!
Kansas City Driver Charged
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 20-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, man has been charged in connection to a hit-and-run crash that left a woman in critical condition. Austin Jackson faces charges of second-degree assault, tampering with a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while revoked or suspended related to the Monday morning incident in which a car crashed into a home near 38th Street and Pittman Road .
Rock Chalk Suspected Creeper Confronts Court Date
A man who provided massages for female athletes at the University of Kansas will have to face trial on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a young girl, a judge determined Tuesday.Shawn O'Brien, 49, of Lawrence, was charged in February with indecent liberties with a child based on allegations he had sexually abused the girl multiple times when she was 9 or 10 years old, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.
Kansas City Roundup Aftermath
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Federal officials are sharing the latest data on Operation: LeGend, the Department of Justice initiative designed to work with local law enforcement to address spikes in violent crime. U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison is reporting that the effort has netted 355 arrests since its start, including the arrest of 33 suspects in homicide cases.
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