Kansas City Crime Scene: Standoff Conclusion As Crime Spikes

Tonight we take a quick peek at crime reporting across the metro as the weather warms up and this town becomes increasingly violent. This post includes info on police action, gunfire roundups, ALLEGED misdeeds and, as always, we try to finish with a bit of hope.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Suspect in custody after armed standoff on Lister Avenue ends peacefully in KC

Kansas City, Missouri police have confirmed that a suspect has been placed in custody after a standoff with police late Tuesday evening. There is still a large police presence near the incident at 22nd and Lister Avenue.Police say the incident involves an armed person inside a residence.

Olathe man likely drunk when he fired gun that injured 2, court docs show

OLATHE, Kan. - An Olathe man was likely drunk, possibly three-times the legal limit, when he fired an AR-15 that injured two people, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged 19-year-old A'Brian Goines with two counts of aggravated battery in the Feb. 26 shooting.

KCPD: 34-year-old man identified as victim of Kansas City gas station shooting

Detectives are working to learn more as police release the identity of the man shot and killed at a South Kansas City gas station Monday. Police were called to investigate a fatal shooting at Phillips 66 gas station in the 8100 block of East Bannister Road on Monday afternoon.

Kansas City man charged in May 2021 deadly kidnapping

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 31-year-old Kansas City man is facing charges in connection to the May 2021 deadly kidnapping and stabbing or beating of 52-year-old Gilberto Gutierrez. Ahmad R. Herring was charged Tuesday in Jackson County with second-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree attempting kidnapping, first-degree robbery, abandonment of a corpse and four counts of armed criminal action.

Kansas man sentenced to 20+ years for child sex crimes

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - A 19-year-old Basehor, Kansas man was sentenced to 20 plus years for two counts of child sex crimes. Austin Wiles has been charged with two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. As a result, he will be required by law to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Men face charges, KC family faces problems after shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bullets were flying everywhere - that's how one witness described a shooting after a Chiefs game almost two months ago. The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office have filed charges against two people in that January shooting.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by SUV in Midtown KC

KCPD says a woman has died after being struck by an SUV Tuesday night in Midtown KC. An investigation is currently underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. It appears the SUV and driver that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene until police arrived.

Kansas City man sentenced for role in series of armed robberies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 22-year-old Kansas City, Missouri man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for his role in a string of armed business robberies in the Kansas City and Independence, Missouri area. Henry Simmons was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison without parole. According to court documents, on Sept.

Olathe East High School shooting suspect remains in critical condition at area hospital

The 18-year-old student charged in connection with the shooting of two adults at a Johnson County high school earlier this month remains in critical condition.Jaylon Desean Elmore, 18, has been charged with attempted capital murder in the March 4 shooting that injured a school administrator and school resource officer.Both victims, school resource officer Officer Erik Clark and Assistant Principal Kaleb Stoppel, were also taken to the hospital after the shooting.

Appeals court rules Missouri social workers aren't liable in case of 7-year-old killed and fed to pigs

The family of a 7-year-old boy who was brutalized and tortured for years and then killed by his father and stepmother has lost its bid to hold Missouri social workers liable for negligence in his abuse and death. The Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court's finding that the social workers were entitled to official immunity.

Olathe Police Department public lobby temporarily moved to Olathe Municipal Court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Olathe Police Department public lobby will temporarily move March 17 inside the Olathe Municipal Court at 1200 South Harrison Street. The move comes ahead of the Olathe Police Headquarters building project, which is expected to take 18-24 months.

KC officers honored for quick thinking that helped save lives

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri police officers were honored for their valor Tuesday night at the department's annual award ceremony. Around 25 officers received awards. One of them was Sgt. Bobbie King. For many, they say she is a hero, however she doesn't see herself that way.

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