Kansas City Crime Scene: Drowning In Gunfire, Scams & Rising Violence

In this quick collection we take a look at police action, shooting postscript reports and, hopefully, finish with a bit of hopeful news.

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UMKC provides update after 'active shooter' alert

UMKC officials are giving an update after students received an alert about a shooting. Students received the alert Wednesday night that read 'UMKC Alert: ACTIVE SHOOTER north of 51st and Oak streets. Determine your safest course of action: RUN-HIDE-FIGHT. Police are responding. Updates to follow.'

Jackson County deputies investigating possible drowning at Unity Village

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office are on the scene of a possible drowning late Thursday afternoon. Deputies responded to Unity Village at 1901 NW Blue Parkway near Lee's Summit, Missouri, on reports that two people were fishing from a small boat when the boat capsized, throwing the two people into the water.

KCK police investigate homicide Friday on Everett Avenue

homicide in the 900 block of everett avenue SOURCE: KMBC Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating a homicide Friday afternoon in the 900 block of Everett Avenue.Authorities officers were called there about 1:30 p.m. on a reported shooting.Police found Anthony Weber, 25, dead at the scene.No arrests have been announced.

Kansas City man charged in Tuesday fatal shooting near 33rd and Linwood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 19-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred on Tuesday, May 17 at a BP gas station at 33rd Street and Linwood Boulevard .

Kansas AG warns of baby formula scams amid shortage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued an alert to consumers Thursday to be aware of possible scams amid the current baby formula shortage . To combat the shortage, some resellers are taking advantage of platforms like Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist. But not every reseller is to be trusted.

Raytown man pleads guilty for stealing Johnson County employees identities in fraud scheme

A Raytown, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to his role in a fraud scheme that utilized the stolen identities of Johnson County, Kansas, government employees to make fraudulent purchases.Michael B. Becher, 40, pleaded guilty before to participating in a conspiracy to commit credit card fraud from Feb.

Attorney for teen charged in Olathe deadly shooting speaks out

OLATHE, Kan. - One of the six Olathe teens charged with first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Marco Cardino Saturday has lived in the same apartment as the man charged in the shooting at Snaps Food Mart in the city on Monday night.

Missouri Supreme Court won't let McCloskeys work with right-wing media group while on probation

The Missouri Supreme Court has rejected the request of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis lawyers who brandished guns at Black Lives Matter protesters in 2020, to provide pro bono legal services to Project Veritas, a right-wing media group, as a condition of their probation.

Pictures, video needed in search for Missouri suspected arsonist

POLO, Mo. - Investigators are asking the public for more help as they try to locate the person responsible for setting the fires. The Caldwell County Sheriff's Department asked anyone with surveillance cameras facing Southwest Highway 116 and State Route D to contact detectives.

KMBC cold case: 35 years ago, Randy Leach never returned from a night out in Leavenworth County

Unsolved cases. Unanswered questions. Years of heartbreak for one local family.KMBC 9 Investigates is looking back at the disappearance of Randy Leach, who was 17 years old when he vanished from Leavenworth County, Kansas, in 1988.An age-progression photo was created to show what he might have looked like in his late twenties.

Police: Comment about 'pipes' on pickup truck factor in double homicide at Lawrence Hy-Vee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police say that a shooting that killed two men at a Lawrence Hy-Vee parking lot stemmed from comments made about the exhaust pipes of one of the vehicles involved. Around 9:30 p.m.

Former KU soccer player's death highlights issue of domestic violence

The death of a former KU soccer player who prosecutors say was killed by her husband is highlighting the issue of domestic violence.

Slain Soccer Star's Husband Allegedly Claimed That God Told Him to Kill Her

Police allege that the husband of a slain 25-year-old soccer standout from the University of Kansas called 911 after she died - and said that God had told him to kill his wife. Regan Noelle Gibbs, 25, was a former goalie for the University of Kansas soccer team.

Overland Park Police Officers Foundation says DA's office is reviewing audit findings

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KCTV) - "All new business related to the Overland Park Police Officers Foundation has been suspended," a press release says, due to an audit and subsequent investigation. According to that press release, which is from the foundation, this all began in Jan. and March of 2021.

Caldwell County Sheriff making renewed call for surveillance video in ongoing arson investigation, 96-year-old woman killed

The Caldwell County, Missouri Sheriff's Office is making a renewed plea for surveillance video that might show the suspect in a fatal arson investigation. The department's detective unit is requesting any and all residents living on Southwest Highway 116 and State Route D that have a road-facing camera system to contact Det.

Victim speaking out after recent Olathe shooting left him seriously injured

OLATHE, Kan. - The victim from a Monday night shooting in Olathe is speaking out after a random act of violence left him bleeding in the street. An 18-year old man is charged in that Monday night shooting. The victim, 26-year-old Jamil Brown, is recovering from his wounds and counting his blessings.

6 teens charged with murder in Olathe park shooting - here's what we know

Two teenage girls, one 13 years old and the other 14, appeared in Johnson County court Wednesday morning to hear charges against them in connection to a fatal shooting Saturday morning at a park in Olathe, Kansas. Both girls are charged with first degree murder in the death of Marco Cardino, 19, of Smithville, Missouri.

Exclusive poll provides insight into how Missourians feel about legalizing marijuana, funding law enforcement & public schools

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) - An exclusive poll is providing insight into how Missourians feel about marijuana, law enforcement and education. Marijuana The majority of those surveyed say marijuana should be legalized in Missouri. 62% of those asked support the legalization of marijuana while 25% feel it should remain against the law.

Months after young Raytown mother killed, family still waits for answers

RAYTOWN, Mo. - A young mother was shot and killed close to home in Raytown. It happened six months ago and no one is charged in her death. Her family wants to know why and see her killer brought to justice. Jonice Burks, 23, lived for her daughters.

KMBC cold case: The senseless 2017 laundromat murder of KCK teen December Htoo

The murder of a bright and talented student, singer, son, brother and athlete."He was thriving. He was loved by his classmates, by his teachers," Kansas City, Kansas Police Department victim services officer Wendy Medina said.

KCPD, partners to host Health Fair Saturday

The Kansas City Police Department will host a Health Fair this Saturday at East Patrol Division, 2640 Prospect Ave., in partnership with local organizations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local partners include: Redisover, Samuel U.

KCK police plan several initiatives this summer to keep kids out of trouble

Kansas City, Kansas, police are launching several initiatives this summer in an effort to keep kids out of trouble.Data shows violent crime increases in the summer when teens are out of school.

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