Kansas City Crime Scene: Homicide Count, Police Chase & Fentanyl Influx

In this compilation we note that that KCMO homicide count remains dangerously high and comparable with record setting numbers. 

2022: 23 homicides so far this year. 

2021: 25 homicides around this date on the calendar (157 total). 

2020: 26 homicides around this date on the calendar (179 total).

And so, in this compilation we share info on suspected homicides, mugshots, ALLEGED misdeeds and court action . . . As always, we try to finish with a bit of good news. 

Here's TKC news gathering . . .

KCPD declares suspicious death a homicide after body discovered near train tracks

The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department has successfully identified a woman found dead near train tracks in Kansas City on Tuesday. The investigation into her death was publicly declared a homicide on Wednesday. The victim has been identified as Sheryl Turley, 38, and a Kansas City resident. Tuesday just after 9:45 a.m.

Thousands now asking about Kansas City mother's mysterious death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City mother's death is getting nationwide attention. FOX4 brought you Asia Maynard's story last week, but now even celebrities are sharing it on social media. The Kansas City Police Department said it hasn't received a final determination from the medical examiner about how Maynard died.

KCPD: Police chase involving shooting suspect ends with crash in NKC

Two people are in custody after a Wednesday afternoon police chase that caused multiple crashes in Kansas City's Northland.Officers with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department began pursuing a driver that authorities believed was involved in a shooting, police said. The vehicle involved, a white Lexus SUV, had also been reported stolen.

Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper injured after Kansas City police chase

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper suffered minor injuries following a police chase that began in Kansas City, Missouri, and ended in North Kansas City. The chase began near Independence Avenue and Hardesty Avenue at around 1:22 p.m. and ended near east 16th Avenue and Diamond Parkway.

Suspect wanted in fatal crash and shooting arrested after standoff in Bonner Springs

BONNER SPRINGS, KS (KCTV) -- A man wanted in a January fatal crash in Kansas City, MO, and a later shooting in KCK was arrested Wednesday morning after a standoff at a Bonner Springs home. Yucasante Oropreza, 20, was taken into custody around 9 a.m.

Second Kansas City man charged in 2021 triple murder

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man is the second person to be charged in a triple murder. Jackson County Prosecutors charged 21-year-old Joshua Bell faced three counts of accessory to second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

Victim with life-threating injuries in east Kansas City shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department is on scene at a shooting in east Kansas City. Officers were dispatched to the 6400 block of East 16th Street for a reported shooting at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. One victim is reported to have life-threatening injuries.

Family who lost loved one warns of the dangers of fentanyl

A deadly drug increasing its grip on people across the nation and here at home.

Straight talk from Kevin Strickland after 100 days of freedom

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV)-It's been 100 days since Kevin Strickland was released from the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri. That's just a blink after spending 43 years locked up for a crime a judge has ruled he did not commit. Strickland reached out to KCTV5 to thank Kansas City for its support.

Kansas City-area nonprofit aims to help grandparents, grandkids impacted by violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo - A nonprofit in Kansas City, Missouri, is helping families heal from trauma and bridge generational gaps. Center for Conflict Resolution started the "Generation to Generation" program in Oct. of 2021 to give grandparents left to raise their grandchildren the tools they need to take on the role.

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