Kansas City Crime Scene: Coffee Shop Hit & Run Pix Amid Police Reports

The first weekend of autumn has arrived and, once again, we warn locals that the crime situation typically escalates as the year comes to a close. 

Accordingly, we focus on local law enforcement updates, allegations and footage from recent reports.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

One person in critical condition after shooting in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person is in critical condition after a shooting in the 4800 block of Independence Avenue early Friday morning. Police were called to a nearby Express Stop at about 4:13 a.m. and found a victim suffering from several gunshot wounds there.

Kansas City man convicted for shooting, killing woman with 3 children inside home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, man was convicted Friday for shooting and killing a woman inside a home while her three children were inside. Dmarius M. Bozeman, 34, was convicted on eight charges related to the incident that left Khasheme Strother dead. A second adult, Raymond Hill, also died in the incident.

Surveillance video shows suspects running from scene after smashing a truck into a Kansas City-area coffee shop

The community has stepped up to support a Kansas City, Missouri coffee shop after a devastating blow Tuesday night.Cameras inside Anchor Island Coffee Shop off 41st Street and Troost Avenue were rolling as two cars collided in the nearby intersection, sending a small truck careening through the front of the store.

Kansas City police release photos of suspects in attack of store clerk

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Months after two people allegedly attacked and injured a store clerk, Kansas City police hope someone will help them find the people involved. Officers were called to Royal Liquor at 801 Southwest Blvd. on March 11. The assault happened around 8:30 p.m.

So-called Johnson County serial shoplifter pleads guilty - again

OLATHE, Kan. - A Johnson County woman's probation will be reviewed after she pleaded guilty to shoplifting, again. On Thursday, Kelli Jo Bauer waived her preliminary hearing and pleaded guilty to two counts of theft stemming from arrests in November. Court documents show prosecutors charged her for shoplifting from Johnson County Hallmark stores on Nov.

KCPD officer talks about helping 2 women trapped on balcony in apartment fire

A family was rescued from a burning apartment last month, not by firefighters, but by police officers who were first on the scene.Two police officers said they could see the smoke from the street corner near South Patrol on Aug. 31.

Crime Lab's Chemistry Experts Trace Down Leads

All of the trace evidence technicians at KCPD have chemistry degrees, including Jones who graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Jones grew up in the KC metro area with a strong interest in science. He considered being a medical examiner, but ultimately liked the idea of being more of a lab scientist.

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