In this compilation of local crime news we offer share "big picture" analysis of local crime trends along with more specific instances of local misdeeds so that we don't lose perspective on how local violence impacts communities, neighborhoods and people.
Kansas City has reached a grim milestone - a record number of homicides in a year. Two people died in separate shootings Thursday night, marking the metro's 150 and 151 homicides so far this year. That number ties the record set in 2017, the highest in recent years.
Today’s Runaround Aftermath
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A suspect is in custody after a high-speed chase through several neighborhoods in Kansas City on Friday morning. The pursuit started when an officer was following up on a carjacking report. Officers spotted a car that matched the description, and the car took off.
More Deets About Controversial Mom
A Kansas City woman seen being arrested while pregnant in a viral video has given birth.Attorney Stacy Shaw wrote on Twitter that the Deja Stallings' baby is in the neonatal intensive care unit.
More Deets About Mom Amid Protest Controversy
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The authorities are still asking for tips in the 2005 killing of a Native American woman that remains unsolved. According to Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers, it has been 15 years since 22-year-old Lakota R. Renville's body was found near 92nd and Pitcher Road, a known illegal "dump" site.
Raytown Remains Rough
Raytown police said they are investigating a shooting Friday evening at an apartment complex.Police said they were called at 5:52 p.m. to the 9400 block of East 63rd Street on a reported shooting.Authorities said the victim was taken to a hospital, and the person's condition was not known.No arrests have been made.
More Murder Spike Deets
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's largest city has reached an unwanted milestone - a new record for homicides in a year. Two people died in separate shootings Thursday in Kansas City, the 155th and 156th killings in 2020. The Kansas City Star reports that breaks the record set in 2017.
Deets On Latest Killing
The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is searching for a suspect after a deadly double shooting late Thursday night. Police said officers were dispatched to the 5200 block of Norledge Avenue just before 10:45 p.m. Thursday to investigate a reported shooting inside a home.Witnesses told investigators that they heard gunshots then saw a man and woman shot inside a home.
Fire Vs. Police Debate
BOURBON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A fire chief is off the job in Crawford County after getting physical with police during a traffic stop and all of it was caught on dashboard cameras. Daniel Whatley, the fire chief of the Bourbon Fire Protection District, was one of three people in a silver SUV that was speeding and blew through a stop sign last Friday.
Murder Marker Update
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The number of homicides this year in Kansas City has 2020 on pace to be the deadliest in the city's history. A shooting Thursday night on Norledge and Denver Avenue marked the 151st homicide, tying figures from 2017 and 2019 with over two months left before the end of the year.
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