Kansas City Crime Scene: Holiday Weekend Starts With Gunfire

In this quick post we take a peek at ALLEGED misdeeds, police reports, court cases underway and a couple of mugshots. 

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We're sad to note that THIS WEEKEND ALREADY LOOKS VIOLENT & BUSY . . .

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Shooting leaves one person in critical condition Friday, KC police say

SOURCE: KMBC One person was critically wounded in a shooting Friday near Gregory Boulevard and Cleveland Avenue, Kansas City police said. Authorities said officers were called at noon to the area on a reported shooting and found one person suffering from a gunshot wound.Police said the victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.No arrests were announced.The investigation into the shooting continues.

Overland Park serial shoplifter to appear in court July 7 for latest theft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman with a known record of shoplifting in Johnson County appeared in court Thursday for her latest theft at Scheels in Overland Park. Court documents state Kelli Bauer took two shirts, a pair of flip flops and a golf club from Scheels on June 18 .

Paola, KS man sentenced for racially-motivated hate crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Paola, Kansas, man will serve more than two years in a federal prison in connection to a racially motivated hate crime in 2019. Colton Donner, 27, pleaded guilty in February for threatening a Black man with a knife because of the man's race.

Lawrence police arrest 5 in suspected armed robbery case

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Police arrest five armed robbery suspects after they allegedly robbed a woman in front of her two-year-old child. Detectives said the crime took place at a house northeast of West 7th Street and Lawrence Avenue around 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Man Suffers Non-Life Threatening Injury in Shooting

By Captain Dyon Harper Raytown, MO - At about 10:00 PM, Thursday night, June 30, 2022, a call of shots fired was reported at 68th Terrace and Laurel Ave. Further information was received that a person was down. Officers arrived and found an adult male who was shot with a non-life threatening injury to the leg.

Missouri arson suspect charged with child pornography

CALDWELL COUNTY, Mo. - A man charged in a string of arsons in May faces new charges Friday. Caldwell County prosecutors charged Harold Edwards, Jr., 27, with seven counts of possessing child pornography. The Kansas City man is also charged with three counts of second-degree arson, three counts of second-degree burglary, and three counts of first-degree property damage in relation to three arsons on May 10.

Missouri Chamber addressing crime at urging of 79% of business leaders

(The Center Square) - The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced a coordinated plan to address crime after 79% of state business leaders surveyed said it should be engaged in addressing the problem. More than 70% said crime was impacting the state's economic competitiveness.

FBI educates businesses on how to avoid cyberattacks during Fourth of July

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The FBI reports cyberattacks are on the rise and now the agency is educating businesses on what to look out for to avoid becoming a victim. "We're just seeing it continue to be a profitable way for cyber criminals to victimize people and get money," Charles Dayoub, with the FBI, said.

KC police remind people to celebrate the Fourth of July without celebratory gunfire

Kansas City police are warning people not to celebrate the Fourth of July by firing guns into the air.Eleven years ago, Blair Shanahan Lane, 11, was hit and killed by celebratory gunfire on Independence Day.Police said the shot was fired from 1,000 feet away. The shooter served time in prison.

Ricky Kidd, man exonerated after 23 years, leads training for JaxCo prosecutors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After 23 years in prison, Ricky Kidd was exonerated after a wrongful murder conviction. Since his release in 2019 , Kidd has been working on a training program to help prevent them. His first stop was the Jackson County Courthouse, the same place where his life changed forever.

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