Kansas City Crime Scene: Standoff Aftermath, Summer Violence & Healing

Right now we take a moment to gather a very of news on the topic of police action, recent reports of violence and the aftermath of local tragedy. 

As always, we try to find a few hopeful stories to throw into these compilations.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

KC police say large number of traffic stops lately are for expired tags

Kansas City police said that expired tags are behind a large number of traffic stops lately."Traffic stops are one of the biggest unknowns," said Kansas City police Sgt. Jake Becchina.He said that is why they're so dangerous."We don't know who or what is in that vehicle," Becchina said.

More info . . . "Shortly after 9:30pm officers made entry into the residence and did not locate anyone inside. The investigation into the original assault continues tonight."

Police in Kansas City end standoff with man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Update | Police entered the apartment at around 9:30 p.m. and no one was inside. The standoff ended. Original story | Police are working to resolve a standoff with an armed person in south Kansas City, Missouri.

Suspected KC serial killer resentenced to 30 years in prison for stalking, gun crimes

Robert J. Gross, who Kansas City detectives believe was a serial killer but was never charged with murder, was resentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison on federal stalking and gun convictions. Gross, 70, was previously sentenced to 35 years in prison, but his sentence was vacated after an appeals court agreed there was insufficient evidence to support one of his convictions.

KC Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin, Meth Trafficking, Illegal Firearms

July 20, 2022 KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court today on charges related to heroin and methamphetamine trafficking and to illegally possessing firearms. Brian K. Tice, 58, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A.

2 injured in shooting outside hardware store in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Two people were injured in a shooting that happened outside a hardware store in Kansas City on Tuesday evening. According to the Kansas City Police Department, an off-duty officer was working at the Westlake Ace Hardware at 6201 Independence Ave. around 4:30 p.m.

Kansas City, Kansas, man accused of shooting, killing woman in Leavenworth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Kansas, man is accused of killing a 20-year-old woman in Leavenworth on July 15. Jerrell Dewayne Martin, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ericka Hopkins. Leavenworth police responded to the 2900 block of Ralph Bunch Drive at around 12:23 a.m.

Costs of gun violence add up for Independence woman who lost daughter in shooting

On a recent Thursday morning, Davetta Whitmill pushed her 5-year-old grandson on a swing at Glendale Park. He wore a blue hat to block the sun and a big smile, asking his grandmother to push him higher. "My daughter did a good job, I can honestly say," she said.

FBI investigating after robber escapes with money at Shawnee bank

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A bank robber took money Wednesday afternoon from a Shawnee bank. The robbery happened 4:45 p.m. at the First Interstate Bank, located at 10610 Shawnee Mission Parkway, according an FBI news release. A man fled with an undisclosed amount of money, according to the news release.

Aggravated Assault sends one to hospital in stable condition

Wednesday morning at approximately 4:20 a.m., a KCPD Officer with East Patrol observed a disturbance near Independence Avenue and Indiana. Upon exiting his vehicle, the officer observed a victim with a gunshot wound. That person was transported to an are hospital in stable condition.

KC-area law enforcement escorts slain NKC officer Danny Vasquez to funeral home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Several law enforcement agencies from the Kansas City area escorted North Kansas City police officer Danny Vasquez to a funeral home on Wednesday. Vasquez was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Tuesday morning.

Area grocery store chain to collect donations to support family of NKC police officer killed in the line of duty


Johnson County nonprofit tackles re-incarceration by teaching trade skills

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Some people transitioning out of jail are getting trade skills to prepare for a productive life. , a nonprofit, has partnered with Johnson County Community College and Johnson County Department of Corrections for the program taught at the college.

North Kansas City's small business owners shaken by the unlikely shooting of local police officer

Local businesses in the area near Tuesday's deadly shooting of North Kansas City police officer Daniel Vasquez are still reeling from the tragedy.It was a typical quiet morning in the office for North Kansas City business owner Brock Thomas.

SAFE program offers support to families who lose loved ones in line of duty

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission has a program called "The Surviving Spouses and Family's Endowment (SAFE)." It's meant to support the families of first responders who are killed in the line of duty. Since 2003, SAFE has served 34 families.

Memorial grows outside North KC Police Department for slain officer

For nearly two days straight, the North Kansas City Police Department has been receiving constant support as it begins to deal with the loss of Officer Daniel Vasquez, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop Tuesday morning.People have been coming to the North Kansas City Police Department, where Officer Vasquez's patrol car is parked out front.

Here are some ways to support slain NKC officer Daniel Vasquez's family

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There are several ways for the public to support the family of Daniel Vasquez, the North Kansas City police officer who was shot and killed Tuesday during a traffic stop. The Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No.

North Kansas City community holds candlelight vigil for fallen Officer Daniel Vasquez

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The North Kansas City Police Department parking lot is full of flowers, notes and candles placed by mourning community members who held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night for Officer Daniel Vasquez. Vasquez was killed in the line of duty Tuesday during a traffic stop for an expired temporary license plate around 10:40 a.m.

Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!