Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire, Meth Town Grenades & More Drama

In this post we cover a great many topics across the metro regarding police action, court cases and crime reports. 

As always, there's a bit of hope toward the end of the compilation . . .

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Man charged in fatal shooting outside KCMO gas station

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 30-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, man is accused in the April 15 shooting death of a man outside a gas station. Jackson County Prosecutors charged Justin Owens-Harrell with involuntary manslaughter, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death of 33-year-old Skyler Smith.

Independence police say grenade shell found near Truman Road, Sterling Avenue

SOURCE: KMBC Independence police said the shell of a grenade was found Tuesday evening near Truman Road and Sterling Avenue.Authorities said the bomb squad determined the device was only the the hull of a Mark II grenade. Police said it did not have a firing mechanism and was safely removed by the bomb techs.

Kansas City man, woman charged in 18-month-old's stabbing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man and woman are charged in connection with the stabbing of an 18-month-old boy. Jackson County Prosecutors charged Anthony N. Beighley-Beck, 24, with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Tabatha S. Ong is charged with child endangerment.

2 arrested for murder in killing of Warrensburg man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two people have been arrested and charged with murder in the April 17 shooting death of a 47-year-old man in rural Johnson County, Missouri. Law enforcement responded Sunday to the 100 block of Southeast 250 Road in rural Warrensburg after a report of multiple gun shots.

Family relieved wife of Kansas City homicide victim charged

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City woman is facing charges after being accused of killing her wife. Jenna Nava was killed at the end of January. The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department said Makayla Smith, 30, shot and killed her wife, Jenna Nava, 35, at close range while Nava's daughters were close by.

Woman pleads guilty to embezzling from Johnson County, Kansas court

Johnson County government johnson county courthouse SOURCE: Johnson County government A 61-year-old Kansas woman who worked for the Johnson County District Court pleaded guilty to a fraud and tax scheme netting about $1 million. Dawna Kellogg, of Williamsburg, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to wire fraud and subscribing to a false tax return.

Mom honors teenage son after he's shot, killed in Mission

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - "It's the worst feeling. I don't think any parent wants to bury their child. It hurts so bad," said Caroline Pratt One week after a 16-year-old was gunned down in Mission, Kansas, his mom is remembering him as more than just her son, but his personality.

Baby severely stabbed by father after police chase in Kansas City suburbs: court records

Two face felony charges, including assault and child endangerment, after an 18-month-old baby boy was allegedly stabbed by his father following a police pursuit through suburban Kansas City. Anthony N. Beighley-Beck, 24, and Tabitha S. Ong, 32, both of Kansas City, were arrested Monday by Blue Springs police after a pursuit that began when they allegedly fled a traffic stop.

Man convicted in February 2019 fatal shooting near 17th, Grand Boulevard

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Timothy Fernandez, 45, was found guilty by a Jackson County judge on Friday of two felony counts in regard to a fatal February 2019 shooting that resulted in the death of Michael Bryan, 40. Fernandez has been convicted guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Kansas City police find another $250k in property stolen from storage units

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Officers from all over the metro hope the Kansas City Police Department will help them close stolen property cases. Detectives announced Friday that they'd busted a huge theft case linked to storage units in Jackson County, Missouri and Johnson County, Kansas.

Olathe Public Schools hosting 'Safety Town Hall' Tuesday to highlight district's safety protocols

Olathe Public Schools is hosting a "Safety Town Hall" Tuesday night at Olathe East High School. Ahead of the town hall, KSHB 41 interviewed Olathe Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Jim McMullen about the event and school safety seven weeks after the shooting at Olathe East.

Fundraiser planned for Northeast MS stabbing victim

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A week after 14-year-old Manuel Guzman died after being stabbed inside Northeast Middle School, strangers are planning to help his family. Winnwood Skate Center will hold a donation-based skate from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday evening. Money raised from the event will be donated to Manuel's family.

The 'Crime Scene Confidential' Season Finale Will Explore a "Shocking Betrayal" (EXCLUSIVE)

By Allison DeGrushe Apr. 19 2022, Published 1:28 p.m. ET Since the early 2000s, there's been an ever-growing obsession with true crime stories. There are infinite amounts of content in the genre, with new podcasts, documentaries, and TV shows launching nearly every week.

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