Kansas City Crime Scene: Truck Chase, Gunfire & Convictions

Right now we take a quick look at local news regarding police action, alleged misdeeds and court cases.

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Driver of stolen pickup truck in custody after lengthy joyride around Kansas City metro

The driver of a stolen pickup truck was taken into custody Wednesday evening in Kansas City after fleeing police and driving around the metro for about two hours.KMBC News Chopper 9 spotted the vehicle fleeing police just before 5 p.m. in the Midtown area.

Two people hurt in Tuesday afternoon shooting in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department is investigating a shooting that sent two men to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon. Police were called to an area near an apartment complex near E 42nd Street just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Mom wants answers on son's death at Jackson County jail

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A mom said her son died during his first night in the Jackson County Detention Center following a misdemeanor arrest. Nikisha Jackson said she's searching for answers and won't stop until she gets them. "We were like, oh my God we're so glad that Nick is in jail because he's clean," Jackson said.

KCK police ID teen killed at party on Halloween night

Charges could come as soon as Thursday in the Halloween shooting in Kansas City, Kansas, which killed a 17-year-old boy and injured six other teens.That word comes from Wyandotte County Attorney's spokesman Jonathan Carter.According to Kansas City, Kansas, police spokeswoman Nancy Chartrand, detectives have a person of interest in custody.The boy who was fatally shot was a student at Turner High School.

Kansas City man sentenced for sex trafficking four victims, including 2 teens

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man will spend 18 years in federal prison after admitting to a sex trafficking conspiracy involving four victims. Cory Lavell Smith, 28, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking and one count of sex trafficking.

Kansas mom gets 20 years for leading Islamic State battalion

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A Kansas native who led an all-female Islamic State battalion when she lived in Syria has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, the maximum possible sentence, after her own children denounced her in court and detailed the horrific circumstances and abuse she heaped on them.

Jury finds Kansas undersheriff not guilty of involuntary manslaughter following 2017 fatal beanbag shooting

WYANDOTTE COUNTY, Kan. (KCTV) - A jury acquitted a rural Kansas undersheriff who shot and killed an unarmed man in 2017 with a homemade beanbag round. After a weeklong trial, jurors returned a not-guilty verdict Wednesday afternoon. Virgil "Dusty" Brewer was charged with involuntary manslaughter following an October 2017 shooting in Sun City, KS that killed Steven Myers.

Leavenworth woman convicted in fatal stabbing of fiancé

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Leavenworth, Kansas, woman was convicted on Tuesday in the fatal stabbing of her fiancé in June 2021. Eva Olisha Banks, 41, was convicted of one count voluntary manslaughter, for knowingly killing Jerrold Jermaine Rhodes based on an "unreasonable but honest" belief that deadly force was justified to use in defense, and two counts of aggravated battery.

KC pushes jail partnership conversations with Jackson County

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Monday FOX4 reported about the proposed "Pizza and Beer Summit" - looking to hammer out a jail partnership between Jackson County and Kansas City, Missouri. On Wednesday city leaders agreed to aggressively pursue an agreement, seeking up to 300 beds in the new Jackson County facility.

KCPD reaches settlement with family of man shot, killed by officers in 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department spokesperson has confirmed that the department has reached a settlement with the family of Terrance Bridges, who wasshot and killed by KCPD officers in 2019 . On May 26, 2019, Bridges was shot and killed by a KCPD officer in the area of east 70th Street and Bellefontaine Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

Police chase ends with crash near Mission home, two people injured

MISSION, Kan. (KCTV) - A police chase with Westwood, Kansas, police led to a crash in Mission Tuesday night. Police had multiple blocks near 61st Street and Roe Avenue shut down for almost an hour. The Westwood Police Department stated a disturbance outside of the Walmart at 47th Street and Mission Road led to someone showing a gun to another person.

'ThrYve' program works to prevent violence among youth in KCK through community engagement

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Violent crime is impacting youth on both sides of the state line, more recently in Kansas City, Kansas. On Monday, a peaceful and parent-supervised Halloween party turned violent when multiple guests were asked to leave. The suspects complied, left the property and then opened gun fire, killing 17-year-old Katron Harris and injuring six others.

Church Donates Dolls For Children In Crisis

Officers at Central Patrol and East Patrol now have handmade dolls that they can give to children in crisis when responding to calls. The dolls come with messages of love, donated to KCPD St. Augustine's Episcopal Church on Benton Blvd. Church members held a doll-making workshop and distributed more than six dozen dolls to KCPD.

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