The finances of this embattled mall are worse than most of the plebs realize . . . They're operating with an EPIC debt load and have confronted shut down at least three times over the past five years.
Local authorities are doing their best to prop up this location but it remains a "hot spot" for NextGen troublemakers.
Accordingly . . . Here's a bit of help pushing back against gun play that has plagued the beleaguered retail outlet . . . Read more:
KC man charged in gun incident at Independence Center on Aug. 7, 2021
A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a fight inside Independence Center that involved a firearm, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
THE SUSPECT, dob: 8/6/2001, faces Unlawful Use of a Weapon for exhibiting the weapon.*
According to court records filed today, Independence police responded Aug. 7 to a reported armed disturbance at the Independence Center Mall in Independence. Officers learned from a witness and cell phone video that showed the defendant and another individual fighting. After a gun that belonged to the defendant fell out during this fight, the defendant and other individual struggled over the gun. The defendant declined to make a statement to police.
The case remains under investigation.
Developing . . .