There was a bevy of crime news today and we feel like it's worth it to share another quick TKC community news roundup . . .
Community Conversation . . .
Kansas City, Missouri police Chief Rick Smith answered questions at a neighborhood meeting about police staffing concerns. There's been recent pressure on the chief to resign from some members of the community.The meeting Wednesday evening was scheduled a while ago, long before Monday's video surfaced that captured the chief's words at the scene of the Cameron Lamb fatal shooting.The police chief did not take questions from the media.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dozens gathered at Kansas City Police South Patrol and online Wednesday to discuss years of rising violent crime and a dwindling police force. "The reason we are here is because we are concerned about the rapid increase in crime in South Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In a community meeting held at the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department's South Patrol Division, Police Chief Rick Smith stuck to the topic at hand - the upcoming budget and crime trends. He didn't address the elephant in the room.
Gunfire Followup . . .
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- Two men, who are brothers, and a woman have been charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting that happened near 43rd and Cleveland last Friday. According to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, 28-year-old Bonzel Fowler, 30-year-old Byron Fowler, and 27-year-old Tateona Jackson-Williams have been sharged with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, and two counts of armed criminal action.
Call For Help After Heartbreaking Loss . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Close to two months and still no answers for a Kansas City family following a deadly hit and run. Sophia Broadway, 61, was crossing the street at 82 nd Terrace and Troost Avenue when she was hit by a vehicle. The driver did not stop.
Rock Chalk Capitol Riot Aftermath . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas man arrested in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single misdemeanor charge for parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. Mark Rebegila, 32, of St. Marys, Kansas, faces a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a fine of no more than $5,000.
Another Gunfire Life Lesson . . .
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- One person was shot near Southeast High School Wednesday afternoon. The incident happened off of school property, according to the school's resource officer. Shots were heard near the school and a vehicle was seen driving away from the scene.
Community Keeps Vigil . . .
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - Kansas City, Kansas, Police and the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office are investigating a heartbreaking murder-suicide that involves children. They say a man shot a woman and two children, ages 3 and 7, before turning the gun on himself. He and one of the children were pronounced dead immediately.
Developing . . .