Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire, Police Chases & Rising Post-Pandemic Violence

For our fellow news junkies we take a quick peek at police action, local crime reporting and a bevy of info that will hopefully help keep readers safe.

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Man shot at KCMO 7-Eleven in critical condition

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person was shot Thursday night, the car he tried to get away in hit a pole and the victim ended up in a hospital in critical condition. The gunfire happened at about 5:30 p.m. at the 7-Eleven convenience store at 10615 Blue Ridge Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri.

North Kansas City schools receive extra deputy patrols for last week of school

The Clay County Sheriff's Office announced extra patrols Wednesday at North Kansas City School District schools in response to the school shootings in Uvalde, Texas. The department provides a school resource deputy presence at schools already.

Man hit, killed by driver in stolen car in KC identified

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police identify the man hit and killed by a driver in a stolen car trying to escape police. Officers said 44-year-old Ronald Campbell died Wednesday afternoon after the car hit him near Interstate 435 and Truman Road.

When can police chase a vehicle in Kansas City? Here's the policy

A Kansas City man was struck and killed as a result of a KCPD car chase on Wednesday. The suspect police were pursuing was allegedly driving a stolen pickup truck. This isn't the first time a bystander has been killed during a similar pursuit.

Pedestrian killed well-known by people who panhandle on Truman Road

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri police say they are still searching for a driver who hit-and-killed a pedestrian then ran away from the scene Wednesday afternoon. Police say that driver was going the wrong way on I-435 immediately before hitting 44-year-old Ronald Campbell.

Man previously convicted of murder faces news charges after allegedly killing man in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man who served time for murder is accused in another killing in Kansas City, Missouri. Jackson County prosecutors charged 43-year-old Mark Sellars with second degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Woman tortured for two days at Lake Arrowhead shares traumatic experience

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman who was tortured at a home in Lake Arrowhead, Missouri, earlier this month is speaking for the very first time since the incident. "I met somebody on Facebook Dating. He seemed pretty cool, ya know?

'Delete everything:' KC area coach accused of raping student, pushing her to stay quiet

A former Pleasant Hill High School paraprofessional and assistant football coach is facing nine felonies after a 16-year-old student reported that he sexually assaulted her multiple times. Justin E. Kerscher, 29, of Kansas City, was charged Wednesday in Cass County Circuit Court with sexual trafficking of a child, statutory sodomy and sexual contact with a student.

Driver in deadly Johnson County train crash won't be charged

STILLWELL, Kan. - A Johnson County man will not be charged after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a train in Stilwell, Kansas, leaving three passengers dead. The deadly train crash happened in October 2020 on private property near West 159th Terrace and Mission Road in Stilwell.

Former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper suing for wrongful termination shares secret recordings

KMBC 9 News has been investigating claims of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation within the ranks of the Kansas Highway Patrol for two years.There are so many layers to this case. Six women are suing KHP claiming harassment and intimidation.

Serious crime in the metaverse should be outlawed by the U.N., UAE minister says

New laws should be created to prevent people from committing "murder" in the metaverse, according to the UAE's minister of state for artificial intelligence.

Is a High-Tech Police Department the Answer to Rising Crime?

Unless the shift to tough-on-crime rhetoric which we are currently witnessing translates into concrete financial and material support for the police, nothing will change, and crime rates will continue rising until city administrations face a reckoning at the ballot box.

How the crime rate is preventing some US cities from the 'return to normal'

Olga Sagan closed the doors to Piroshky Piroshky bakery in downtown Seattle in February after a fatal shooting around the block from her business. The surge crime in the area has made it too dangerous for her to open the store again, she said. So the Russian bakery remains closed today.

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