Right now we're rounding up today's tragic events with minimal commentary . . . Only noting that EVERYONE in the metro has been impacted by the rising level of local violence and so far there's no hint of a solution in sight.
Here are the basics of this tragic story . . .
Officer Daniel Vasquez's death was announced by the North Kansas City Police Chief around 2:30 p.m.
Vasquez was 32 years old and joined the North Kansas City Police Department in 2021.
"A shining star of our department. These are always tragedies, but to see a young person so early on in his career lose his life to senseless violence is just unfathomable," Chief Kevin Freeman, North Kansas City Police, said.
The North Kansas City officer was shot after pulling over a car for an expired temporary tag shortly after 10:30 a.m.
The suspected shooter took off in the car. The Clay County Sheriff announced the suspect's arrest at 1:45 p.m., about three hours after the shooting.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
North Kansas City, Mo., police officer and former Titan Security Avenue Angel Daniel Vasquez has died from gunshot wounds sustained while attempting to make a traffic stop earlier today. This morning just after 11 a.m., Missouri State Highway Patrol issued a Blue Alert for a gray Ford Taurus.
Video from a resident's home security system captures the audio from the fatal shooting involving North Kansas City police Officer Daniel Vasquez.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The tragic shooting death of a North Kansas City police officer Tuesday happened exactly six years after another metro officer was shot to death. North Kansas City police announced 32-year-old Daniel Vasquez was shot in the line of duty on Tuesday morning and died from his injuries.
The Kansas City Police Department will lead the investigation of the killing Officer Daniel Vasquez, who was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon during a traffic stop in suburban North Kansas City. Sgt. Jake Becchina, a police spokesman, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that KCPD had been asked to conduct the homicide investigation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When Michelle Espinosa heard sirens by her home near East 21st Avenue and Clay Street on Tuesday morning, she didn't think much of it. "I heard the traffic sirens from an officer, and I'm like, well okay, it's another officer traffic stop," Espinosa said.
WE CONTINUE TO BRING YOU BREAKING NEWS FOR NORTH KANSAS CITY POLICE OFFICER FOR SHUTTERING -- WAS SHOT DURING A TRAFFIC STOP. WE ARE GETTING AN UPDATE FROM AUTHORITIES. HER AT ANY MINUTE NOW WE ARE PLANNING, WE WERE TOLD WE WOULD BE GETTING A LIFE ESTATE FROM AUTHORITIES AT THE SCENE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR AGO WE GOT WORD THAT A PERSON OF INTEREST WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - North Kansas City Police officer Daniel Vasquez was part of the same police academy class as another officer that was killed in the line of duty. Vasquez was shot and killed during a traffic stop around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday in North Kansas City.
A North Kansas City police officer has died after he was shot during a traffic stop Tuesday morning. Authorities say Officer Daniel Vasquez, 32, was trying to pull over a driver at 21st and Clay Street around 10:40 a.m. for having an expired temporary tag.
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The North Kansas City police officer who was shot Tuesday morning during a traffic stop has died. NKC Chief of Police Kevin Freeman identified the officer as Daniel Vasquez, 32. Freeman described Vasquez, who had been with the NKC Police Department since early July 2021, as "a phenomenal person" and "a shining star in our department."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bystanders were able to watch Tuesday afternoon as police formed a procession route for fallen North Kansas City Police Officer Daniel Vasquez. Hannah Doles was among those who were along the route between North Kansas City Hospital and the medical examiner's office when the procession for Vasquez passed by.
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