Kansas City Crime Scene: Homicide 'Person Of Interest' Out Of Jail Amid Scam & Gunfire Spike

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KC man suspected in weekend Amber Alert, person of interest in homicide released from custody


Young teen identified as the victim in a Kansas City double shooting

One person died and another was injured after a double shooting near a convenience store in Kansas City on Tuesday, Aug. 16.Police have identified Kevaun Hughes as the deceased victim. Hughes was only 14 years old at the time of the shooting.Police say the shooting happened just after 11:30 p.m.

Former investigator in WyCo DA's Community Integrity Unit files discrimination suit

A former investigator with the Wyandotte County district attorney's Community Integrity Unit has filed a lawsuit alleging he was fired over his race, sex and religion. Aaron Circle Bear, a Native American man who is gay, in June sued the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and the DA's office, also claiming the unit, which was charged with investigating wrongful convictions and police misconduct, had a "toxic, discriminatory and hostile" culture.

Clay County jury finds man guilty of murder during a botched marijuana deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Clay County jury found a man guilty of murder for shooting and killing a man during a marijuana deal. Blade Elliott, 22, killed Trinton Phillips on June 8, 2020, in the 9700 block of North Ash Avenue in KCMO, according to a news release from the Clay County Prosecutor's Office.

KCK police ask for help identifying suspects in robbery in early August

SOURCE: KMBC Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are asking for help in identifying two people in an aggravated robbery in early August.Investigators said the robbery happened at the Valero gas station at 2101 Metropolitan Ave. at 3:42 a.m. on Aug.

KC man sentenced for January 2021 arson of apartment building

Michael Bushnell Publisher A Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court last week for setting fire to an occupied apartment building at 11th and Benton Boulevard on the morning of Jan. 13, 2021. Rodney Boyles, 36, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison without parole.

Woman found dead in rural Jackson County homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Authorities blocked off part of a property in rural Jackson County, Missouri, early Wednesday morning as part of a homicide investigation. Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte tweeted that early Wednesday morning, deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 2800 block of Colbern Road on a reported shooting.

Man facing charges connected to Independence double homicide

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A 23-year-old Independence, Missouri, man is facing charges in connection to a double homicide this week in Independence. Jackson County prosecutors on Monday charged Jayvon D. Rabb with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. On Sunday, Aug. 21, police responded to a shooting at an apartment complex near 14th Street South and Scott Avenue.

MSHP identifies man killed by Blue Springs police after firing at officers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified the man who was shot and killed by Blue Springs police after firing at officers Tuesday afternoon in Blue Springs, Missouri. The man was identified as Michael Saunders, 28, of Blue Springs. At around 4:45 p.m.

Platte County serial sex offender sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing 2 girls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Platte County jury convicted a serial sex offender for sexually abusing two girls. The offender, Brian K. Keeling, 55, will spend the rest of his life in prison. Keeling was found guilty of two counts of first degree statutory sodomy and one count of second degree statutory sodomy.

Independence woman becomes victim of tree service scam

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Pat Turner was relieved that the problem of a large dead ash tree in the backyard of her Independence home was finally on its way to being solved. Or so she thought. Turner, 73, had hired a tree service company out of Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Execution date set for Missouri man who shot police officer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Supreme Court has set a Nov. 29 execution date for a man who shot and killed a suburban St. Louis police sergeant in 2005. The court announced Wednesday that Kevin Johnson, 36, is scheduled to die by lethal injection for the death of 43-year-old Kirkwood Police Sgt.

Woman says fraud is keeping her from Kansas unemployment benefits

A Kansas woman said she has struggled to get unemployment benefits after she lost her job just weeks ago.In the process of filing her first ever unemployment claims, Brenda Arrera found a surprise. Her account was flagged for fraud. "I've received nothing," Arrera told KMBC 9 Investigates.

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities warns of scammers posing as company representatives

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities said Thursday it's received reports of scammers posing as representatives of the company. According to the BPU, the scammers are telling the customers they've been overcharged on their electric bill and are owed a credit.

Funeral held after 14-year-old boy dies in Kansas City convenience store shooting

A funeral was held for a 14-year-old boy Tuesday after he died in a shooting at an east Kansas City convenience store last week.Kansas City Police investigators have identified the victim as Kevaun Hughes.The fatal shooting occurred just after midnight on Mon., Aug.

Kansas City Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, child psychologist weigh in on impact violence has on youth

KANSAS CITY, MO - According to the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, there have been over 100 homicides in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2022. On Monday, KCPD identified the 14-year-old victim that was killed on Tuesday, Aug. 16 .

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