Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire Worsens This Week

This week Kansas City has suffered another triple shooting and two more homicides.

Accordingly, in this collection of local crime links we share ALLEGED misdeeds, police action, court cases and all manner of info to help keep locals safe.

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Trial date set for accused Indian Creek Trail serial killer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The trial against an accused serial killer will proceed after attorneys involved the case said they were comfortable moving forward. With that decision, a Jackson County judge scheduled Frederick Scott's murder trial to begin on Sept. 6, 2022. Jury selection is expected to begin Sept. 1.

The FBI ruled this 17-year cold case in Kansas a homicide, but still no answers for Alonzo Brooks' family

Maria Ramirez thinks about her son Alonzo Brooks every day. "I'll go outside and - little things, you know - it just could be the wind, and I think that's him messing my hair," Ramirez said. Brooks was living with his mom in Gardner, Kansas, in 2004, when he went with friends to a house party in La Cygne, about an hour away.

Relatives react to grand jury's decision not to indict man in a deadly double shooting following dispute over firewood

PLATTE COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- Family members of two men shot and killed during a dispute about firewood in February are upset that a grand jury declined to indict the man who shot them. The grand jury "found no crime had been committed in the shooting." The deadly shooting happened on Feb.

Family of 2 men killed over firewood in Parkville disgusted after no charges filed

PARKVILLE, Mo. - Family members of two men killed in a double shooting in Parkville are expressing their disgust after a Platte County grand jury declined to charge a man. The deaths raised eyebrows back in February when investigators shared that the conflict started over the sale of firewood.

18-year-old shot Wednesday night after argument in Grandview parking lot, police say

An 18-year-old was shot and injured Wednesday evening in Grandview following an argument among family and friends in an apartment complex parking lot, according to police. The shooting occurred around 6:15 p.m. to the 5900 block of 136th Street, Sgt. Dean Van Winkle, a police spokesman, said in a statement.

Independence PD says sibling shot, killed older brother in Saturday accidental shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Independence Police Department has released new information Wednesday about Saturday's accidental shooting that killed an 8-year-old boy. IPD Public Information Officer Jack Taylor said in an email to KSHB 41 News that a younger sibling of the 8-year-old boy found an unsecured firearm in the residence in the 1200 block of North Liberty Street.

FBI renews call for tips in effort to solve 2019 bank robbery in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The FBI is sharing information about an unsolved bank robbery from 2019 in the hopes that they will receive additional tips and information. The robbery happened at North American Savings Bank around 4:40 p.m. on Oct. 28 of that year. The branch is located at 7012 NW Barry Road.

2 charged in connection with double homicide from March that ended in fiery crash

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- Two Kansas City men have been charged in connection with fatal shootings that happened in March, which left two other men dead. According to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, 20-year-old Earl L. Dunn III and 24-year-old Vontez G.

Federal judge strikes down MO rule that marijuana companies must be owned by state residents

A federal judge has struck down Missouri's requirement that a majority of the owners of companies that dispense, grow or manufacture marijuana must be state residents. U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey last week ordered a permanent injunction against the residency requirement. She had issued a temporary injunction against the rule in June.

Independence man pleads guilty in conspiracy to distribute 250kg of meth in KC

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A man from Independence has pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute over 250 kilograms of meth in the metro. Noah Frazier, 39, pleaded guilty to two charges. One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Attorney claims 'stand your ground' law applies in 2018 case where Florida woman shot husband

A local mom could spend the rest of her life in jail after deputies say she shot and killed her husband. But her attorneys, and a domestic violence advocate, said she was scared for her life after years of abuse and was forced to stand her ground.

Body of Lenexa man not seen since Oct. 2 located in KCMO; no 'foul play' suspected

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- According to the authorities, the body of a missing Lenexa man was located in KCMO on Tuesday. According to the Lenexa Police Department, Che Butterfield's body was located in Kansas City, Missouri on Oct. 12.

MISSING: 12-year-old boy last seen Wednesday morning

(NEXSTAR) - A woman who went viral with the hilarious story of her "worst first date" is now claiming that a "drove" of other women have come forward with stories of a strikingly similar - and awful - first dates, perhaps with the very same romantically-challenged bachelor.

Missouri Gov. Parson launches criminal investigation into St. Louis newspaper

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday morning he is asking state investigators to look into the actions of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that revealed the state's computer system made accessing social security numbers of teachers readily available.

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