Kansas City Crime Scene: Car Crashes, Mugshots & Stabbing Self Defense

A quick collection of headlines from across the metro that offer a glimpse of this increasingly violent town.

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Police searching for 2 people who fled crash scene near 37th, Prospect

Kansas City police are searching for two people who fled the scene of a crash Monday evening near 37th Street and Prospect Avenue.Authorities said the wreck, which was reported just before 6 p.m., happened when the driver of a Saturn was trying to turn left into an auto repair shop on the west side of Prospect Avenue and was hit by a Chrysler 300 heading south.According to witnesses, the Chrysler was traveling at a high rate of speed before the wreck.

Police temporarily close westbound I-670 near Grand Ave. after disturbance on the roadway

KC Scout camera SOURCE: KC Scout camera Police temporarily closed a portion of westbound I-670 near Grand Avenue Monday in Kansas City, Missouri.Police reportedly shut down the road after an unconfirmed disturbance in the roadway. The specific circumstances of the closure have not been publicly shared.The highway reopened late Monday afternoon.

KBI identifies man allegedly killed by Lawrence police after pointing weapon at officers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has identified the man who was allegedly killed by Lawrence, Kansas, police after pointing a handgun at officers Sunday evening. Around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, five Lawrence police responded to a reported burglary and broken window at 1715 East 21st Terrace in Lawrence.

Migrant children are being raped and left in the desert, bodies are piling up and drugs are killing Missouri students - all due to an open border

A 5-year-old and a 3-year-old girl were found wandering the Texas desert on the U.S. border with Mexico. They'd both been raped. Meanwhile, Brooks County, Texas' Benny Martinez is nicknamed "The Undertaker Sheriff" for all the migrants' bodies his department has found north of McAllen - nearly 1,000 since 2009.

Day care owner's son to spend 9 years in prison for sex crimes involving children

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (KCTV) - A man will spend nine years in prison after pleading guilty to committing sex crimes involving children, which took place at a day care facility in Lee's Summit. After pleading guilty to three charges, Joseph Hammerly received three sentences. Because they are set to run concurrently, he will serve nine years.

Drunk juvenile arrested after firing gun in gas station, apartment complex in Overland Park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An apparently drunk juvenile fired a gun inside a QuikTrip bathroom, then fired more shots outside an apartment complex Sunday night in Overland Park before police arrested him after he passed out in a stranger's residence.

Man charged following Friday morning shooting at KC apartment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The authorities say a man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting that happened at a KC apartment on Friday morning. The shooting happened at 9:45 a.m. in the 2700 block of Benton. When officers arrived at the scene, they found 30-year-old Antwon Jones suffering from gunshot wounds inside an apartment.

'I did it in self-defense': Man charged in deadly stabbing in Kansas City, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man accused of stabbing another man to death in Kansas City, Missouri, told investigators he acted in self-defense, according to court documents. David F. Cornell, 61, allegedly stabbed James Fisher after the pair were arguing from their apartment balconies.

Excelsior Springs officer recovers after being shot, police chief speaks

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. (KCTV) - For the first time, we've from the Excelsior Springs police chief after one of his officers was shot by a suspect over the weekend. On Saturday evening, Chief Gregory Dull got the phone call that he never wanted to get. It said an on-duty officer had been shot.

Teen help save officer's life following Excelsior Springs shooting

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. - A police officer in one Clay County city is expected to be OK. Police in Excelsior Springs report one of their own was shot on Saturday night, after a suspect, officers tried to arrest, opened fire. That suspect, Carl Carrel, 65, was killed in the crossfire, having been shot by police as he fired at them.

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