Kansas City Crime Scene: Stray Bullet Homicide & Ghetto Bird Over Westport

In this update we'll round-up up some of the more interesting local crime stories and the ruckus we witnessed in Westport just moments ago . . .

And so, here's the somewhat regional www.tonyskansascity.com collection . . .

Urban Core Homicide Aftermath

Prosecutor files charges in 17th and Belmont homicide

The Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) provided further details on a shooting that occurred on July 21 after the victim died July 29. On July 21 at about 8:15 p.m. officers were dispatched to 17th and Belmont on a shooting call. Officers located an adult male shooting victim who was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Midtown Death ID Postscript

Victim identified in Friday morning homicide in Kansas City, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The death of 32-year-old man found Friday in a midtown Kansas City, Missouri, apartment has been ruled a homicide. A caller alerted police at about 3:45 a.m. to an unresponsive man inside an apartment in the building at 105 W. 39th St.

Suburban Justice aftermath

Lee's Summit man sentenced to prison in deadly Independence shooting

by: Makenzie Koch Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Lee's Summit man has been sentenced to prison in a 2020 deadly shooting outside an Independence home. In May, a jury convicted 24-year-old Arieous K. Walton-Merritt of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action.

Kansas Chicken Crime Earns Consequences

Former employee of Emporia Tyson plant sentenced for fraud

EMPORIA, Kan. - A former maintenance manager at the Tyson Foods plant in Emporia has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for a fraud scheme that cost the company more than $416,000. David John Ranger was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in April to one count of wire fraud, The Emporia Gazette reported .

Show-Me Murder Pr0n Profile

Missing Missouri woman sparks new true crime doc with 'pretty big revelations': 'Nothing is what it seems'

A small town famous for being the childhood home of Mark Twain is stirring headlines for a more sinister reason. The disappearance of Christina Whittaker from Hannibal, Missouri, is the subject of a new true-crime docuseries on discovery+ titled "Relentless."

Kansas Might Be Calming Down

Summer killings, robberies & rape cases in Topeka fall below pre-pandemic levels, police report

by: Mark Feuerborn Posted: / Updated: TOPEKA (KSNT) - The majority of violent crime is down in Topeka for the summer; not just below 2020 levels, but 2019 as well, according to a new report from the Topeka Police Department.

Show-Me Moving Out Orders

Parson signs police reform bill, including KCPD residency change opposed by mayor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson joined people from various law enforcement agencies around Kansas City on Friday to ceremoniously sign Senate Bill 53, which among other things, relaxes residency requirements for law enforcement officers. It's something the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners agreed with and voted to drop earlier this week.

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