Kansas City Crime Scene: Rampant Shooting, Bank Robbery, Scams & Standoff

Rampant gunfire is the name of the game today.

Accordingly, we share this quick update on recent shootings, court cases, police action and all manner of crime reporting . . .

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Northbound I-49 back open after morning shooting, investigators say victim was chasing stolen vehicle before incident

A man is in critical condition after a shooting investigation on a Kansas City-area interstate Thursday morning. Officers were called to the northbound lanes of I-49 just before eastbound I-470 at 10:55 a.m. to investigate a reported shooting.Police said a man was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Independence police investigating possible road rage shooting

Police in Independence are investigating a shooting Thursday afternoon in the 200 block of S. Northern Boulevard.Authorities said officers were called to the area at about 2:30 p.m. on the report of a shooting. As officers were on their way to the scene, both people believed to be involved left the area in vehicles.

A 15-year-old runaway foster child was found dead in Kansas City, Kansas

TOPEKA, Kansas - A foster child was found dead last month in an empty lot in Kansas City, Kansas, days after running away from foster care, The Kansas City Star reported. The child, 15-year-old Ace Scott, ran from a Cornerstones of Care Office in mid-April.

Leavenworth County attorney weighs in on retrial for ex-Leavenworth officer charged in shooting

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - A retrial is set for an ex-Leavenworth police officer charged in the shooting death of a man. The jury could not come to a unanimous decision in the trial of former officer Matthew Harrington. Harrington is charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of 47-year-old Antonio Garcia in 2018.

With Missouri overdose rates on the rise, federal funds for free Narcan dry up

Since 2016, the state of Missouri has relied on a federal grant to help purchase and distribute naloxone, often known as Narcan, a life-saving treatment that can reverse potentially fatal overdoses. That grant has expired, leaving treatment providers without a centralized resource to turn to for the medicine.

Shawnee man pleads guilty in 2019 death of KC woman

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Shawnee, Kansas, man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in the 2019 death of a Kansas City woman. On July 13, 2019, the Shawnee Police Department was called to Advent Health Shawnee Mission Medical Center on a domestic battery call, where Lucia Frayre, 30, was receiving treatment.

Platte City neighbor says family hid as authorities searched for homicide suspect

The Platte County Sheriff's Office is investigating after 26-year-old Mekiah Harris was shot and killed by police and highway patrol troopers following a high-speed police chase late Tuesday night."Honestly, momma bear mode came in and it was just to protect my kids," said Jessica Mitchell, who says her family hid

Wells Fargo in Lenexa robbed Thursday afternoon, suspect in custody

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Wells Fargo Bank in Lenexa at 12000 West 95th Street was robbed Thursday around 1:50 p.m. According to a release from the FBI, a man entered the bank, presented the teller with a demand note and then fled the bank on foot.

Scammer steals millions from Atlanta health care provider posing employees from KC's JE Dunn

A scammer posed as the chief financial officer and an executive vice president of Kansas City-based construction company JE Dunn and stole nearly $3.6 million from one of the company's clients in Atlanta, according to newly unsealed federal court records.The fraudulent scheme in 2018 became public Wednesday in Wisconsin where

Family committed to finding Desirea Ferris 5 years after disappearance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Five years, 1,825 days since Desirea Ferris disappeared. "Torture. I mean, there's really no other word for it than torture," Jennifer Ferris, Desirea's stepmother, told KSHB 41 News. Desirea was 18 years old when she was last seen . Her disappearance turned her whole family's world upside down.

Shawnee, Kansas 16-year-old took half of a fake prescription pill and died of fentanyl poisoning

A billboard now stands tall over Interstate 70 near the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas with an important warning about the dangers of fake prescription pills."One decision, one pill, one time is all it takes," the billboard says.Cooper Davis, 16, is pictured along with that message.

Police warn of an online scam costing people thousands

There's a scam alert out in Lenexa, Kansas, where police say two people were tricked out of tens of thousands of dollars.It's the same scam with similar victims, and police say these cases are especially troubling.Officer Danny Chavez with Lenexa Police Department says a scam pop-up Microsoft alert has been causing alarm for elderly victims in Kansas.

Blue Springs police set traffic plan for new Whataburger opening

With the Whataburger in Blue Springs set to open Monday morning, police announced a plan to handle the anticipated traffic disruptions in the area. The Texas-based fast-food burger chain, which expanded into the Kansas City market last year, will now have four locations in town.

Finally . . .

KCPD was able to peacefully resolve this afternoon crisis . . .

OP 100/Police Standoff

This afternoon just before 3pm, officers were called to a neighborhood just west of NW 72nd St/9 Highway in regard to an aggravated assault.  Officers were given information in regard to shots being fired at three victims, none of the victims suffered any injuries.  A witness provided suspect information which led officers to a residence in the 7200 block of N Hemple Ave.  Just before 4:15pm, officers called a police standoff/OP 100 in order to bring tactical resources to the scene.

Negotiators began attempting to contact the parties inside the residence.  Shortly after, three subjects cooperated and exited the residence.  They were taken into custody without incident.


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