Kansas City Crime Scene: Charges Against Blue Springs QT Creeper & Gunfire

There's a lot to cover here as warmer weather spikes crime around the metro.

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KC mother traumatized after bullets tear through apartment, man killed outside

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Multiple bullet holes are the reminder of a deadly shooting that happened steps away from a Kansas City woman's apartment. It happened at Willowind Apartments near 40th Street and Willow Avenue in February. The victim, 63-year-old Samuel Zamudio died at the scene. "Extremely traumatic and my son is petrified.

Police: 17-year-old 'predator' filmed more than a dozen women in Blue Springs bathrooms, committed 'lewd acts' in stores

A 17-year-old is being called a "predator" by police after reportedly committing lewd acts and filming women in bathrooms along Woods Chapel Road in Blue Springs, Missouri. Police said the suspect, identified only as a 17-year-old juvenile, was caught by an employee at the QuikTrip on Woods Chapel Road near I-70 filming women from the top of a bathroom stall while they used the facilities.

Prosecutors drop child abuse charge against day care owner

SHAWNEE, Kan. - Prosecutors in Johnson County have dropped a felony child abuse charge brought against a Shawnee day care operator, citing new evidence that showed the child was unharmed when he left her care. A petition for expungement shows that the decision to dismiss the case came last month in the case of 55-year-old Katherine Konon.

U.S. agrees to return $1.1 million to company busted for hauling legal weed money in Kansas

Last year, a sheriff's deputy in Dickinson County, Kansas, stopped one of Empyreal Logistics' vehicles on Interstate 70 and seized nearly $166,000 in cash it was transporting from legal medical marijuana dispensaries in Kansas City, Missouri, to a credit union in Colorado.

KC police bust scheme targeting storage units, find $100k worth of items

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you own a storage unit somewhere in the Kansas City metro, it's time to check on it. Kansas City police recovered an enormous amount of items they think were stolen from storage units across Jackson and Johnson Counties. Some of it's expensive.

Extra security at Grandview elementary school following threat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Parents and students at an elementary school in south Kansas City noticed extra security when they arrived Friday morning. Martin City Elementary School has a Kansas City, Missouri address, but it's in the Grandview School District. A spokesperson for the district said someone posted a threat involving the school on social media.

Woman accused of fatally shooting wife in Kansas City apartment as three children hid

A 30-year-old woman is accused of fatally shooting her wife during a domestic dispute earlier this year in a Kansas City apartment as three of the victim's children hid in a bedroom and called 911, according to court records. Makayla R.

How a Missouri prison became a training ground for the next wave of computer coders

Most nights, Corey Pride is awake long after the rest of the men in his cellblock have fallen asleep, the soft glow of his laptop illuminating the concrete walls. Pride, 39, has been in prison for nearly half his life - and in that time, he's tried to learn as much as he can about computers.

Experts share ways to talk to children about violence, grief after Northeast stabbing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The violence that occurred at Northeast Middle School earlier this week is likely having a big impact on children around the Kansas City area. The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department said eighth grader and 14-year-old Manuel J. Guzman died after being stabbed by another student Tuesday morning.

'This kid never had a chance'-Team of lawyers work to prove innocence of 14-year-old convicted in mother's murder

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Michael Politte was 14 years old when his mother died. Rita Politte was beaten, then set on fire in December of 1998. Michael and a friend were sleeping in the next room and say they woke up to smoke. That would traumatic enough for any teenage boy, but it gets worse.

Victims in 3 separate KC homicides identified

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri police have identified three victims killed in three separate homicides earlier this week that all happened within 24 hours of each other. On Tuesday, April 12, officers responded to a shooting in the area of E. 12th Street and Hardesty Avenue.

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