Kansas City Crime Scene: Can Lawsuits Curb Deadly Gas Station Shootings?!?

Let's start this post with a noteworthy legal gambit that might inspire change from some of this town's most dangerous locations.

Check the warning and a reminder that commercial property law has always been an underrated driver of the local economy . . .

"Gas station owners, like all other commercial property owners, have a legal responsibility to offer a safe environment for patrons and staff on the property. It is crucial for the owners to implement adequate safety measures, such as strong lighting and security cameras throughout the premises. If a gas station owner fails to provide a sufficient level of safety measures at the time of a violent crime, such as a shooting, they could be liable based on negligence."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Attorney Commentary | One Killed in Fatal Shooting at Missouri Gas Station

The Kansas City Star has reported that a shooting took place at the BP gas station located at 3027 Van Brunt Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64128. On Thursday, January 27, 2022, at around 6:15 p.m., police responded to a shooting at the East Side gas station.

Further reading includes a roundup of crime stories around the metro and, finally, a bit of hope at the conclusion . . .

KC man charged in September fatal shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Wyshaud Smith that occurred in September 2021. Corey Marrett, 24, faces second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action charges.

Suspect in custody in connection with Amtrak shooting in Jackson County

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -The Lee's Summit Police Department arrested a person they believe is connected to a homicide aboard an Amtrak train in January. Detectives contacted officers with the Kansas City Police Department to check an apartment in the 1600 block of Bushman Drive on Monday.

Raytown police investigating overnight QuikTrip robbery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Raytown Police Department is investigating a robbery at the QuikTrip in the 8700 block of East 63rd Street. Police say a man wearing a black facemask, black hooded sweatshirt and green shorts entered the store with a handgun and demanded money at around 1:50 a.m.

Man who encouraged book ban for sexual content arrested for child molestation

A man who spoke out against sexual content in literature in a Missouri school district has been arrested for multiple charges, including child molestation. Court records show that felony charges were filed December 14 against Ryan Utterback, 29, of Gladstone, in the Seventh Circuit Court in Clay County, Missouri.

Kansas City man charged with shooting woman, stealing purse in Belleville

In a Facebook post, the Belleville Police Department said they worked with state, local and federal agencies in Missouri and Illinois to locate and arrest the man. BELLEVILLE, Ill. - A Kansas City, Missouri, man was charged with multiple felonies in connection with a West Belleville armed robbery and shooting that left a woman shot in the head earlier this month.

Independence apartment complex shooting turns fatal, victim identified as 38-year-old

Police lights (file photo) SOURCE: KMBC The Independence, Missouri Police Department says a man died over the weekend several days after a shooting at an Independence apartment complex.Officers were originally called to the scene of a shooting around 10:30 a.m.

Iowa considering gun law that Missouri authorities say has made stopping violent crime more complicated

A bill under consideration by the Iowa legislature that would penalize local police for enforcing federal gun laws has the backing of a Second Amendment absolutist who thinks the NRA is too soft on gun rights. Aaron Dorr, a lobbyist for Iowa Gun Owners, has visited with Iowa state Rep.

'Best visiting fans': KC police praise Bengals fans. CPD reports no issues

Police in both Cincinnati and Kansas City reported few issues with Bengals fans following Sunday's historic win against the Chiefs. Cincinnati police Capt. Doug Weisman said his officers in and around the Banks mostly witnessed mass celebration paired with a cacophony of horn honking. "There were no major incidents requiring police intervention," Weisman said.

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