Kansas City Crime Scene: Car Crashes, Family Targeted & Community Tribute

Right now we compile a list of local reports regarding traffic tragedy, police action, pending cases and a heartfelt show of local support for a fallen NKC officer.

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3 people injured, 1 critically, in hit-and-run crash Wednesday afternoon in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The drivers of a Toyota Camry and a Chevrolet pickup truck fled a crash Wednesday afternoon in KCMO and left behind three injured people, including one with critical injuries. The crash happened about 4:30 p.m. when the Toyota Camry entered the intersection at east 30th Terrace and Van Brunt Boulevard, police said.

Case dismissed against man charged in first Mission homicide in 10 years

MISSION, Kan. - According to the Johnson County District Court's public records, murder charges against a 19-year-old in Mission, Kansas, have been dismissed by the prosecutor's office. Robert Jones was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old Jamal Pratt in April.

U.S. 40 Highway back open after drive-by shooting investigation in Independence

A busy portion of U.S. 40 Highway in Independence was closed Wednesday as part of a drive-by shooting investigation.Police closed both east and westbound lanes of 40 Highway from Sterling Avenue to 39th Street. Investigators were looking into a shooting that started in the area of 10800 East U.S.

Man dead after crashing, falling off bridge on I-435

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person is dead after falling off a bridge following a four-vehicle crash on I-435 Wednesday morning. According to the Kansas City Police Department at about 5:42 a.m., a black Toyota was travelling north one-mile south of Front Street at a slow rate of speed.

Court documents: Man admitted to shooting, killing man on Fourth of July in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jairo Daniel Garcia Perez admitted to KCMO police Carlos Martinez Ramirez after an argument on July 4, a court document reveals. The shooting happened about 6 p.m. in the 8900 block of Longview Road in KCMO. Martinez Ramirez died a short time later at a hospital.

MSHP K9 helps find nearly 100 pounds of meth during traffic stop

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. - Thanks to a Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop A K9, 90 pounds of methamphetamine were found during a traffic stop in Lafayette County. According to MSHP, a trooper stopped a black Dodge minivan on westbound Interstate 70 at about 12:47 p.m. on Thursday, July 21.

Kansas City mother shot while with her children

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A mother is recovering from gunshot wounds after what she said was a targeted shooting at her daughter in the front yard of their home. Rosa Olivas was lying on the floor inside her house as her 12-year-old daughter was holding her 11-month-old brother while watering tomatoes in their yard.

VIDEO: KC mom says bullying led to family getting shot at outside home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Someone fired more than 15 gunshots at a 12-year-old and her 11-month-old brother outside their home. It happened Sunday afternoon in broad daylight off of Askew Avenue in Kansas City, and it was all caught on camera.

North Kansas City residents reflect on the tragic passing of officer Daniel Vasqeuz

Nearly the entire stretch of Armour boulevard in downtown North Kansas City was lined with folks wanting to thank fallen police officer Daniel Vasquez.Vasquez tragically died last week in a shooting during what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop. A suspect has been arrested and charged in the case.

Audio: Hear the end of watch call for slain NKC officer Danny Vasquez

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Wednesday, officer Danny Vasquez was honored over police dispatch radio waves with an end of watch call. Vasquez's last call was broadcast in both English and Spanish. The full call can be heard below: "This is the last call for North Kansas City Police Department Mr. Danniel Vasquez, radio 628," the dispatcher said in part in the call.

Community lines procession route to honor North Kansas City Officer Daniel Vasquez

The community lined the procession route Wednesday as Officer Daniel Vasquez made his way from the funeral service to his final resting place. Many stood along Armour Road near the North Kansas City Police Department. KMBC 9 talked to people paying their respects and showing their gratitude for an officer who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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