Harsh times persist across the metro and another unhappy new year of violence escalates.
Accordingly, check this quick roundup of local street life, suspect hard times and police adjustments.Kansas City Tragic Postscript
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A family is grieving the murder of a child for the 2nd time. On Sunday night, 16-year-old Jayson Ugwuh was shot and killed near Paloma Ave. and Topping in Kansas City. According to a KCPD statement, officers found him wounded inside a house after responding to reports of gunshots.
Family Cursed By Violence
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A teen shot and killed Sunday night is the fifth homicide of 2021. Police say the victim, 16-year-old Jayson Ugwuh Jr., is the brother of a child shot and killed in 2016. The Ugwuh family is in mourning after another tragic loss.
JoCo Reclaims Property
SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) -- Several law enforcement agencies in Kansas and Missouri are working together to return hundreds of thousands of dollars worth in stolen property to rightful owners. Over the weekend, a tip led Lenexa police officers to a property in Shawnee where they found hundreds of stolen items. Officers with the Shawnee Police Department assisted Lenexa police officers with searching the property near 47th St.
Busted Fence Aftermath
SHAWNEE, Kan. - Police are investigating a massive amount of stolen property found in suburban Kansas City, the result of multiple thefts in Johnson County. "This is unusual just in that it's a large quantity of stolen property, so just the sheer man power that's involved, again, all of yesterday continuing to today," said Danny Chavez, Lenexa Police Department public information officer.
Suspect Road Trip Busted
A man wanted in connection with a December homicide in Independence, Missouri, has been arrested in Arkansas, according to officials with Greater Kansas City CrimeStoppers.Brandon A. McDaniel, 26, was wanted in connection with the death of 22-year-old Oriana Raisa N-Chelle Ashhanti Starr.The victim was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds the day after a possible shooting in the 9900 block of East 36th Street South.
KCK Double Trouble Wanted
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is looking for two persons of interest in connection with the aggravated assault of an officer. The KCKPD said they are looking for Terrell Moore and Emma Sue Sumptor, his girlfriend, in connection with an incident that happened on Oct.
Po-Po Hold Off
A proposed ban on police chokeholds is gaining traction in the Republican-led Missouri Legislature despite years of inaction on police accountability following Michael Brown's death in Ferguson.Republican Rep. Shamed Dogan, a leader on criminal justice policy, said he's partnering with a top Senate Republican, Majority Leader Caleb Rowden, and Democrats to outlaw police chokeholds and ban police from having sex with people in police custody.
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