Kansas City Crime Scene: Shooting & Lawsuits

Gunfire is the overriding theme for this Kansas City news compilation as this cowtown prepares for another Summer weekend.

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Deadly Kansas City Police Shooting Court Fight Cont'd

Bench trial for KCPD officer who shot and killed Cameron Lamb pushed back 2 months

by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The bench trial for a Kansas City Police Department officer charged with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the shooting death of Cameron Lamb has been pushed back to November 8, 2021. The original court date for Detective Erik DeValkenaere was set for September 7, 2021.

Court Fight After Injustice

Ricky Kidd, wrongfully convicted, now suing KCPD and Kansas City, Missouri

A wrongfully convicted man who spent 23 years in prison is suing Kansas City, the Kansas City Police Board of Commissioners, and the Kansas City police officers he alleges ignored and failed to investigate evidence in a 1996 double homicide.Ricky Kidd, through his attorneys, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday afternoon

Crime Confronts JoCo

Lenexa Police seek assistance identifying van in connection with robbery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Lenexa Police Department has requested help from the public in identifying a van that was used in connection with a vehicle theft on Wednesday. The department said via Twitter that the van was taken from a business near College Boulevard and Renner Road.

Gunfire Kills Local Performer

Victim in recent Kansas City deadly shooting identified as Marching Cobras drill captain

KANSAS CITY, Mo - The Marching Cobras Drill Team is an institution in Kansas City. It was started to give children something to do so they would not be victims of the street. But their members are not immune to the violence plaguing Kansas City.

Shooting In The Stix

2 in custody following drive-by shooting in Pleasant Hill

PLEASANT HILL, KS (KCTV) -- Two people are in custody following a drive-by shooting in Pleasant Hill. It happened about 3 a.m. Thursday in the Village of Baldwin Park. Cass County deputies were called to the area of Circle Drive and found one vehicle that appeared to have been shot numerous times.

Not So Perfect Murder Charge

Suspect told witness he would visit victim ahead of deadly Prairie Village shooting: court documents

An Iowa man charged with killing a 70-year-old Prairie Village man had temporarily been living at the victim's apartment. Witnesses recalled seeing Michael Balance living with John Hoffman temporarily for about two years before Hoffman was shot and killed at his apartment on May 1, 2021.

Debating Deadly Suburban Drive

Lee's Summit man pleads not guilty to felony DWI charges in fatal crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Lee's Summit man was arraigned on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to felony DWI charges in a fatal crash. Joseph A. Cook, 34, faces charges of DWI - death of another not a passenger and, if found guilty, could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

Police Request Cold Case Help

Kansas City police ask for help in solving man's slaying in February

SOURCE: KMBC Kansas City police and the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline are asking for help in solving a man's fatal shooting in February.Authorities said that on Feb. 17, police officers were called shortly after midnight to the 11300 block of Sycamore Terrace on a reported shooting.

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