Kansas City Crime Scene: Declined Credit Card Gunfire & More Charges

Let's start this post with a peek at worsening frustration amid the impact of the economy on local plebs.

Money line . . .

"According to a KCPD sergeant at the scene of the incident, a customer went to make a purchase but their credit card declined and an argument later ensued. Police said the customer then shot the clerk in the leg but their injury is non-life-threatening."

And so . . .

Right now we take a peek at worsening violence across the metro along with a few mugshots, alleged misdeeds, police action, court cases and other stories of human misery. As usual we attempt to finish the compilation with a bit of hope.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

KC police investigate after convenience store clerk shot in leg

shooting near 85th, holmes SOURCE: KMBC Kansas City police are investigating after a convenience clerk was shot Thursday afternoon.Police said officers were called at 3:57 p.m. to 85th Street and Holmes Road on a reported shooting.Authorities said a preliminary investigation revealed the shooter went into the store and argued with the clerk and then shot the employee.

Wyandotte County will pay $12.5M to Lamonte McIntyre, wrongly imprisoned for 23 years

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County will pay $12.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by Lamonte McIntyre, an innocent man who spent 23 years in prison, and his mother, who alleged a Kansas City, Kansas, detective framed her son after she rejected his sexual advances.

Suspected St. Louis serial killer to face murder charge in Kansas City Friday

Perez Reed was transferred from Eastern Missouri to Jackson County. ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis man charged in seven killings in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas was transferred to the custody of Kansas City-area police to face the first of his murder charges.

Judge throws out UMB Bank's racketeering case against heirs of Thomas Hart Benton

A federal judge has dismissed UMB Bank's civil racketeering claims against the daughter and grandchildren of famed Kansas City artist Thomas Hart Benton, even as two parallel cases over the Benton estate heat up. Chief U.S.

'Horrifying amount' of drugs seized in Kansas City area

JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. - Dozens of people are indicted in connection with a drug distribution scheme valued at nearly $5 million. The investigation took two years and involved 140 officers and agents from 14 different states and agencies. They seized more than 735 pounds of methamphetamine, 48 pounds of heroin and nearly 23 pounds of fentanyl in the Kansas City area.

Suspect in murder of former KU athlete found 'not competent' to stand trial

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The man charged with killing a former University of Kansas athlete is not competent to stand trial. A Douglas County judge ordered Chad Marek to undergo further evaluation during a hearing Thursday morning. Marek is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his partner, Regan Gibbs, in their Lawrence apartment in May.

Kansas foster care will pay $1.25 million after a child was sexually assaulted in a contractor's office

TOPEKA, Kansas - A court settlement Thursday will require the Kansas foster care system to pay $1.25 million after a child sleeping in a contractor's office was sexually assaulted in 2018 . A foster child, referred to as D.D. in court documents, spent a month sleeping in the office of foster care contractor KVC Kansas before the assault.

Ottawa stabbing victim was standout football player, wrestler at KC high school

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Ottawa, Kansas Police Department says a former standout Center High School football player and wrestler was stabbed to death by his own roommate. Loved ones of Dalton Presley, 29, are remembering the man they lovingly called " Big Red."

Olathe schools get new security alert system

The Olathe School District has a new security alert system for all its staff.In the event of a crisis, a staff member can now call for help with the push of a button on their badge.The CrisisAlert button provides the administration, school resource officers and other first responders with the precise location information of the affected staff member, enabling them to respond quickly in any situation.The new tool is being implemented following a March shooting at Olathe East High School.

Man dies after getting hit by two cars while running from crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The passenger of a vehicle involved in a crash is dead after running from the scene and being hit by two other vehicles. According to the Kansas City Police Department, just before midnight a northbound Toyota RAV4 went into the median of I-435 south of 23rd Street and turned over.

WyCo Sheriff's Office investigate after 1 injured in shooting near Parkwood Pool

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office is investigating after one person was shot near the Parkwood Pool in Kansas City, Kansas, on Tuesday. Deputies responded to the 900 block of Quindaro Boulevard at around 5:30 p.m. One victim, who is an adult, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Shawnee man sentenced for 2019 rape, homicide

OLATHE, Kan. - A judge sentenced a Shawnee man to 30-years in prison for the murder of a Kansas City woman. In July 2019, the Johnson County District Attorney charged Felipe Chavez, Jr. with the premeditated first-degree murder and rape of a 30-year-old Kansas City woman.

Parson, MO Chamber announce anti-crime plan focused on police, parolee funding

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you're researching the top most dangerous cities in America, you'll likely see Kansas City, Missouri, and St. Louis on these lists. According to a Missouri Chamber of Commerce poll, CEOs say crime is hurting the state's economy and they should get involved in the solution.

K-9s Receive New Ballistic Vests

All 12 KCPD K-9s have received new ballistic vests thanks to a donation by way of the Police Foundation of Kansas City.

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