Kansas City Crime Scene: Keeping Up With Rising Violence

In this quick post we chronicle the aftermath of local murder scenes, alleged misdeeds and other stories involving police and courts from across the metro.

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KCPD looking for armed suspect in Family Dollar attempted robbery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department is looking for an armed burglar who fire a shot inside the Family Dollar on Meyer Boulevard on March 1. KCPD posted a video of the incident that took place at about 8 p.m.

KCPD: Man kills alleged intruder at Northland apartment complex

SOURCE: KMBC Kansas City, Missouri police say a man killed a person who he says was an armed intruder inside his Northland apartment Sunday morning. The apartments are on Northwest 85th Terrace off Northwest Barry Road and Green Hills Road.

Blue Springs man charged with fatally shooting friend last Thursday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting that happened inside a house in Blue Springs last Thursday. According to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, 43-year-old Jared M. Bailey has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Man dies in Monday afternoon Kansas City, Kansas, shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One man is dead and a woman is in jail after a Monday afternoon shooting in Kansas City, Kansas. Police said they found the man with gunshot wounds just before 3 p.m. inside a vehicle in the 3800 block of Leavenworth Road. He died later at a hospital.

Man pleads guilty after being caught smuggling meth on a bus in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A California man has pleaded guilty after he was caught with a large amount of meth on a bus in 2019. According to court documents, 63-year-old Gary Aquerrebere plead guilty Monday to one count of possessing meth with the intent to distribute.

Belton man charged with kidnapping in Raytown AMBER Alert

RAYTOWN, Mo. - A Belton, Missouri man is charged with child kidnapping after he stole a vehicle at a Raytown gas station with a 2-year-old inside. Robert Mitchell, 34, faces a count of child kidnapping and one count of stealing a motor vehicle in an incident that prompted an AMBER Alert on Monday, March 7.

How Kansans can address racial equity in their criminal justice system - Kansas Reflector

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Tiffany Anderson, superintendent of Topeka USD 501, and Shannon Portillo, associate dean and professor at the University of Kansas, served as co-chairs of the Governor's Commission [...]

Missouri considers plan to make drunken drivers pay child support

JEFFERSON CITY - A Jefferson County woman whose family members died in an alleged drunken driving crash called on state lawmakers Monday to help children who lose parents in similar circumstances. In tearful testimony before the House Crime Prevention Committee, Cecilia Williams called for the passage of "Bentley's Law," which would require drunken drivers to pay child support if they kill the parents of a minor.

Isolation in places like rural Kansas can leave women more vulnerable to violence

HAYS, Kansas - For women in abusive relationships, taking that first step to leave is often distressing enough. Now imagine facing that decision in a sparsely populated part of western Kansas where you're miles from the nearest neighbor and hours from the nearest help.

Kansas City man charged after Sunday fatal shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man has been charged after a Sunday afternoon shooting left one dead and one injured at 29th Street and Montgall Avenue. Brandon Bowman, 21, faces felony charges of second degree murder, first degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and three counts of armed criminal action.

Prescription drugs stolen from CVS in Gladstone, police looking for suspect

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The authorities are looking for a man who stole from a CVS pharmacy in Gladstone on Monday morning. According to the Gladstone Police Department, the suspect entered the store at 7107 N. Oak Trafficway just after 11 a.m.

Anonymous donors step up to help pay the funeral expenses of Kansas City crime victims

Amapola Garcia's son, Carlos, was 16 when he was shot and killed in Kansas City, Kansas - just three days before Christmas. Carlos was on the steps of his grandmother's porch near 27th and Parallel when four men in a black car drove by and shot him.

'I'm innocent!' Desperate pleas in fatal arson that killed 6 KC firefighters in 1988

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - There are some undisputed facts about what happened the morning of Nov. 29, 1988. Firefighters were called to a construction site at 71 Highway and 87th Street and found two separate fires. Six firefighters were killed instantly when the trailers exploded. The cause of the fires was ruled "arson."

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