Kansas City Crime Scene: 2022 Homicide #137 & More Violence Reported

There's a bevy of crime news we wanted to share right now as authorities investigate a couple of developing scenes this afternoon.

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KCPD investigating double homicide Monday in south Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police say two people were killed Monday afternoon in south Kansas City, Missouri. According to police, said officers were sent to an address in the 8700 block of Chestnut Circle on a welfare check. Concerned relatives told police they had not been able to reach their loved one.

Kansas City, Kan. man charged in deadly street racing crash that killed 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Kansas, man is charged in connection with a crash that killed two people downtown earlier this month. Jackson County prosecutors charged 28-year-old Jose Angel Vega with two counts of second-degree murder and other related crimes.

Man pleads guilty in murder of Blue Springs teenager

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - An Independence man pleaded guilty to his role in the death of a Blue Springs teenager. During a court hearing Friday, Javonte Tiger pleaded guilty to armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. The guilty plea means he was involved in the murder of 16-year-old Colby Stephenson on Dec.

KCK man facing two murder charges after racing and crashing car in downtown KCMO

A 28-year-old in Kansas City, Kansas, is the subject of two second-degree murder charges after racing and crashing his car downtown. Jose Angel Vega also faces other felony charges for the Oct. 2, 2022, crash that killed two individuals, including a driver stopped at a red light.

KC pedestrian critically injured in morning hit-and-run crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police are looking for the driver of a truck that hit a pedestrian and just kept driving. Kansas City police responded to a call near East 23rd and Topping shortly before 7 a.m. Monday. Officers determined the pedestrian, wrapped in a blanket, walked in the westbound lanes of 23rd Street.

KCPD looking for pickup truck after pedestrian is struck, critically injured

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is looking for a pickup truck after a pedestrian was struck and critically injured on Monday morning. It happened at 6:44 a.m. in the area of 23rd Street and Topping Avenue, which is right by Blue Valley Park.

Law enforcement group argues 'Defund the Police' movement, 'rogue prosecutors' drove 40% spike in murders

(The Center Square) - Some law enforcement groups and police experts are blaming rising violent crime on a "toxic trio," pointing the finger at anti-police rhetoric, lax prosecutors and the "defund the police" movement. "Defaming and defunding police has cops running for exits, as violence surges and we need them now more than ever," said Jason Johnson, president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund.

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