Kansas City Crime Scene: 2022 Homicide Count Stands At 127 Amid Deadly Autumn Surge

Over the weekend there were so many deadly instances of violence that we lost count of the 2022 numbers.

Thankfully, there was a blessed pause in the killing that allowed us to catch up. 

Right now the latest update from KCPD reveals the current homicide count is127. That's an 8.54% increase over last year at this date. And let's not forget 2021 was the 2nd highest year for homicides in KCMO history with 157 at year's end. Sadly, we're on pace to exceed that total. 

Accordingly . . . Tonight we take a glimpse at local crime news from throughout the metro and pray that the better angels of our neighbors help to reduce the level of killing in KCMO and throughout the nation.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

1 person suffers life-threatening injuries in shooting near 28th Street in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting Monday night in Kansas City, Missouri. The shooting was reported around 9:40 p.m. on Monday. Police responded to the scene of east 28th Street near Montgall Avenue. This story will be updated as additional information is available.

Kansas City highway closed after police try to stop suspected carjacker

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Part of a metro highway is closed over the noon hour after police tried to stop a suspected carjacking suspect. Kansas City police said they received information that a car connected to a carjacking in Kansas City, Kansas, could be in south Kansas City.

Gladstone police searching for driver who crashed stolen car into house

GLADSTONE, Mo. - The Gladstone Police Department is searching for a driver who fled the scene after crashing a stolen vehicle into a home. The crash happened in the 200 block of NW 59th Terrace and caused extensive damage to the home and the vehicle. Police said the suspect fled the scene before officers arrived.

Man killed in shooting Tuesday at KCK apartment building

KMBC file image SOURCE: KMBC file image A man was killed in a shooting Tuesday at an apartment building in Kansas City, Kansas, police said.Authorities said officers were called just before noon to the apartments in the 400 block of Troup Avenue and found a man dead in an apartment.

Niko Quinn spent 30 years trying to tell the truth about a double murder in Kansas City, Kansas

Chapter 1: Niko Quinn's Truth. After watching her cousin get murdered in 1994, Niko Quinn was one of two eyewitnesses who sent Lamonte McIntyre to prison for a crime he didn't commit. Quinn says then-Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Roger Golubski pressured her into making false testimony, and she's been trying to "make it right" ever since.

61-year-old charged in deadly stabbing in Kansas City's Northeast

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 61-year-old man is facing charges in a deadly stabbing over the weekend in Kansas City's historic Northeast. David Cornell has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in Jackson County. On Saturday, Kansas City police were called to the area of Gladstone Boulevard and Independence Avenue and found 31-year-old James Fisher injured outside a home.

2 men claim they were wrongfully convicted because of ex-KCK detective's role in case

Two men said they were wrongfully convicted because of a former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective's role in their case.Roger Golubski was charged with abuse of power and sexual assault in September.Brian Betts and Celester McKinney are in prison for the 1997 murder of Gregory Miller.It's why members of the group More2 rallied Tuesday in Kansas City, Kansas.

Missouri Supreme Court will not discipline former Jackson County prosecutor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A former prosecutor will not be disciplined by the Missouri Supreme Court. Amy McGowan is a former Jackson County prosecutor. The Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether she violated the rules of professional conduct and if her law license should be suspended indefinitely.

Handgun found in Park Hill School District student's belongings at Plaza Middle School

The families of Plaza Middle School students received a troubling message from the Park Hill School District on Tuesday. A letter emailed to parents from the school's principal, Adrian Singletary, informed them that the building was placed under lockdown after a gun was found in a student's belongings.

Former Kansas City police chief hired as consultant for another Missouri city

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - An embattled former Kansas City, Missouri, police chief is helping a nearby community as it searches for its next police chief. A spokesperson confirmed the St. Joseph City Council will pay former Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith $250/hour for consulting services.

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