Kansas City Crime Scene: Deadly Meth Town Shootout, Preggo Woman Killed In Shawnee

In this post we share some recent crime cases along with notes on police action and afternoon gunfire. 

As always, we try to fight a bit of hope toward the end of the compilation.

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KC police K-9 officer training class returns

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, a Kansas City K-9 officer dog training class is back.Highly trained K-9 officers worked on perfecting their skills on Thursday. The work may be routine training, but the situations they face can save officers' lives."Without a dog, we would be going around dark corners by ourselves searching for armed suspects.

1 dead, 2 in custody after shooting at Independence gas station

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Two people are in custody after a shooting left one person dead at a gas station in Independence, Missouri. Independence police officers responded to the shooting at the Road Star gas station off U.S. 40 Highway around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Officers found one person dead, according to police.

Off-duty Kansas City firefighter killed in shooting at Independence gas station

An off-duty Kansas City firefighter was killed in a shooting Thursday afternoon at an Independence gas station.Independence police said they were called about 2:30 p.m. to the Road Star gas station at 11100 East U.S. 40 Highway on a reported shooting and found a man dead.A spokesman for the Kansas City Fire Department confirmed the victim was a firefighter.

Suspect of homicide at Independence apartment taken into custody in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A male suspect of a fatal shooting Saturday in Independence, Missouri, is in custody after being captured in Kansas City, Missouri, according to the Independence Police Department.

Woman pregnant at time of murder in Shawnee apartment, court documents show

SHAWNEE, Kan. - A metro woman was pregnant when her on-again off-again boyfriend allegedly shot and killed her last month, according to court documents. Kathleen Dampier, 25, died Sept. 18. Prosecutors charged 29-year-old Doniel Sublett Jr. with first-degree murder in her death.

Former Chillicothe hospital worker's murder trial moving to new county

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. - The trial for a former Chillicothe, Missouri, hospital worker will see a change of venue. Jennifer Hall faces first-degree murder charges from a 20-year old murder case where she's accused of killing a patient. An attorney representing the former respiratory therapist told FOX4 changes of venue are common for court cases in small communities like Chillicothe.

2 imprisoned men swear they're innocent, blame former KCK detective Roger Golubski for convictions

Two men convicted of murder are going back to court in hopes of gaining a new evidentiary hearing. They say disgraced Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Roger Golubski has some connection to the case and had a hand in sending the pair to prison.

Ex-wife charged with shooting US Army officer ex-husband at Fort Leonard Wood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that a woman has been charged with assault in the attempted murder of her ex-husband, a U.S. Army sergeant, earlier this week at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Katara R. Hamilton, 30, was charged in the U.S.

ATF still seeking leads on April apartment arson in Kansas City

The Kansas City field division for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is looking for new information in an April 8 arson that injured 15, including nine children at the Stonegate Meadows apartment complex.

Grain Valley Schools District investigating recent malware attack

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. - The Grain Valley School District notified parents Tuesday it has been the victim of an apparent malware attack. In the notification to parents, the district said an investigation is underway after the district's IT systems reported technical difficulties.

Man arrested for 130-mile joyride on back of semitruck from Kansas to Oklahoma

Joyriding is not a charge we see often, but troopers said it fits a man they arrested this week.The semitruck traveled in the middle of the night and little did the driver know, he was carrying some extra cargo."It's so bizarre.

At East Patrol, CIO Speaks The Language

After a few years and unable to fend off his dream any longer, Gordillo applied to the police academy and has been at East Patrol since graduating in September 2018. When one of the Community Interaction Officer (CIO) positions became available, Gordillo applied with a goal of better connecting with the Hispanic community.

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