Kansas City Crime Scene: Local Gunfire, Execution Moves Forward & X-Mas Scams

In this compilation we take a look at crime reporting from across the metro along with court cases, ALLEGED misdeeds and all manner of police action.

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Shooting victim turns up at KC hospital Monday afternoon

SOURCE: File image Kansas City police are investigating after a shooting victim turned up at a hospital Monday afternoon.Authorities said officers were called at 2:11 p.m. to Research Medical Center after a man was dropped off with a gunshot wound.Police said the victim was in critical condition.Investigators were trying to determine where the shooting may have occurred.

Neighbors' homes, cars struck in deadly triple shooting in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City grandmother and her grandson were forced to take cover in their own home as a shootout happened outside. "The gunshots started. I was steady hollering at him to get down, then I could hear them coming through the back room," Marylin Early said.

Gov. Parson denies clemency plea for Kevin Johnson

COLUMBIA - Gov. Mike Parson announced Monday afternoon that the state will carry out the execution of Kevin Johnson. Johnson is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Potosi Correctional Center. The attorneys for Johnson presented arguments to the Missouri Supreme Court for a stay of his execution Monday afternoon.

Kansas City, Kansas, police investigate accidental shooting that killed child

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Police are investigating an accidental shooting that killed a young child Monday. Kansas City, Kansas, officers responded to a home near North 123rd Street and Donahoo Road shortly after noon. That's in the Piper area of Kansas City, Kansas. According to police, a young child got ahold of a gun and fired it.

Excelsior Springs suspect Tim Haslett addresses allegations in letter to judge in separate custody battle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The man charged with kidnapping and raping a young woman in Excelsior Springs spoke to his charges in a court filing in an unrelated custody dispute. "While I understand the allegations are serious, they are nothing more than that," Haslett said in a handwritten letter he sent to a Jackson County judge in a separate custody battle.

Trial rescheduled for Kansas City man accused of killing 4-year-old boy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A new trial date is scheduled for the man accused of shooting and killing a 4-year-old Kansas City boy. The trial for Ryson Ellis was scheduled to begin in July, but was delayed at the request of Ellis' legal team. The trial is now scheduled to begin on Monday, Dec.

Kansas City area man among three indicted in alleged terrorist conspiracy in Cameroon

Three U.S. citizens, including one from Lee's Summit, face criminal charges for allegedly engaging in a conspiracy to support terrorism in the central African nation of Cameroon, federal prosecutors said Monday. Claude Ngenevu Chi, 40; Francis Chenyi Sr., 49, of St.

53-year-old inmate dies in Lansing Correctional Facility infirmary

LANSING, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Corrections and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation are investigating after a 53-year-old inmate was found dead in the infirmary on Saturday. According to the KDOC, George Dobbs was under observation inside the infirmary on Nov. 26 and was found unresponsive.

North Kansas City wine tasting business warns of fake gift certificates

A wine tasting business in North Kansas City is warning about a scam after someone presented a counterfeit gift certificate."We've been here for about a year and a half," said Jay Hightower, of Sail Away Wine.Sail Away Wine in North Kansas City features some of the best blends from around the world."We definitely try to promote a lot of the just around the regions," Hightower said.The business also offers gift cards and gift certificates.

Group donates new K-9 to Kansas City police department

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City police department is celebrating its newest officer. Max is a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois. He is training with his handler while learning to sniff out narcotics, according to the police department. The department said Hero Fund USA donated Max to the canine unit.

Crime Stoppers celebrates 40 years

By John Sharp Hundreds of people including Chiefs Coach Andy Reid and several retired Chiefs stars attended the 26 th annual Crime Stoppers party at Arrowhead Stadium November 19 to celebrate the program's 40 years of service to the metropolitan community and raise money for its anonymous TIPS Hotline that provides rewards for tips leading to filing charges or arrests in felony cases.

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