Kansas City Crime Scene: Homicide #71 Amid Rising Violence

Tonight we link last night's shooting turned deadly along with an assortment of metro news links or rising crime throughout the metro . . . Check the collection . . .

KCPD investigates city's 71st homicide of the year

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A man is dead overnight after he was shot and killed in Kansas City. Officers were called about 10p.m. Wednesday to the 1100 block of West 40th Street in regard to a shooting. They they arrived on scene, they found a man unresponsive on the ground in front of a home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Police investigate fatal shooting near 40th and Roanoke Thursday night

by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KCPD is investigating a Thursday night homicide near Roanoke Road and West 40th Street. Police were called to the area at about 10 p.m. on calls of a shooting. When they got to the scene, a male adult victim was found unresponsive on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Independence man charged for fatally shooting woman in the head

by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Jackson County prosecutor has charged a 37-year-old Independence man for the shooting death of a woman in Independence. Ryan Gillispie is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action for shooting Ales Carr in the head which led to her death on June 20.

Kansas City man sentenced to life without parole in neighbor's fatal strangling

A Jackson County judge sentenced a Kansas City man to life in prison without parole plus at least 30 years more after he was convicted in the fatal strangling of his neighbor in 2017.The jury convicted Cedric O.

'If you do this, you'll ruin my life.' KMBC 9 Investigates uncovers more documents in arrest of Kearney superintendent

Kearney superintendent Dr. Matt Miller told a sheriff's deputy he consumed alcohol before driving and crashing his car near the Lake of the Ozarks in March, according to court records obtained by KMBC 9 Investigates as part of an ongoing investigation into what happened that morning.The newly-discovered records show just before Miller's trip to jail, the deputy said Miller told him, "If you do this, you'll ruin my life."

'You didn't deserve it': 16-year-old killed at Independence home, leaving family devastated

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - It's a gut-wrenching reality for the family of 16-year-old Mariah Franklin, who was shot to death inside her Independence home Wednesday afternoon. "I'm so sorry, and I love you so much," said Nautica Wiggins, Franklin's sister. "I'm just so sorry. I wish I could bring you back to life."

Overland Park police seeking 2 individuals in relation to armed robbery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Overland Park Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two individuals linked to an armed robbery on June 19. The suspects committed the robbery at around 3:45 a.m. Saturday in the 7400 block of Shawnee Mission Pkwy.

Independence woman sentenced to life in prison for 2017 murder

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Independence woman was sentenced to life in prison for her role in a 2017 shooting that left 52-year-old Rodney V. Thurber dead, the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday. Caitlyn A. Riffle, 28, was charged on one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action.

Police in Kansas called to remove snake; turns out to be python

When Pittsburg, Kansas, Police Officer Jesse Spencer was sent to a home to remove a snake from the front porch, he expected the typical garden snake. And now, for something completely different: What he found was an 8-foot-long python. Police on Thursday posted a photo of Spencer holding the snake.

Jackson County jail worker got phones for inmates, destroyed the evidence: indictment

A health and behavioral services manager who worked for the Jackson County Detention Center is accused in federal court of smuggling cellphones to two inmates and then deleting her own phone to thwart the investigation. Amanda J.

Settlement approved with wrongfully convicted Kansas man

TOPEKA, Kan. - The family of a man who died shortly after being released from prison for a killing he did not commit will receive a settlement of more than $800,000. The State Finance Council on Thursday approved the settlement for the family of Olin "Pete" Coones, who spent 12 years in prison before he was exonerated in November.

Rare World War I aircraft parts stolen from Kansas City parking lot

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- Police in Kansas City are hoping someone can help retrieve rare World War I airplane parts that were stolen this week. The theft of a truck took place on June 23 in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn, located at 8551 Church Road on Interstate 35 and 152 Highway.

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