Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire Aftermath & Len Dawson's Legacy Restored

There's a lot to catch up on here . . . In this post we share an EXTENSIVE collection of the latest local crime reporting news links . . . As always, with the nicer police news saved till the very end.

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KCPD investigating homicide in 4600 block of Montgall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The death of a man Tuesday in Kansas City, Missouri, is being investigated as a homicide. Kansas City Missouri Police said officers were dispatched to the 4600 block of Montgall at 3 p.m. on a keep the peace call regarding found property that involved a vehicle.

Man convicted in deadly shooting outside Johnson County library in 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Johnson County jury convicted a man for shooting and killing another man outside the Johnson County Library in 2020. On April 8, 2020, Overland Park police responded to reports of a shooting outside the main branch of the library at around 9 p.m.

Man charged in December deadly wrong-way crash on I-435 in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A 31-year-old Lenexa, Kansas man faces charges stemming from a December wrong-way crash on Interstate 435 in Overland Park that left an Independence man dead. Court records show Matthew J. Ryan is charged with second-degree murder and DUI/involuntary manslaughter. On Saturday, Dec.

Man pleads guilty to 2019 murder of woman in Jackson County

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the June 2019 shooting death of a woman in a Jackson County house on the day his trial was scheduled to start. Dana C. Jones, 58, pleaded guilty in Jackson County Court to second-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action in the death of Kimberly Alcorn.

Suspects at large after Blue Springs home invasion, drive-by shooting and chase

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - A home invasion in Blue Springs leads to a drive-by shooting in Independence then a high-speed chase down Interstate 435. Three suspects are still on the run, while three separate police agencies try to connect the pieces of their crime spree. It all started Sunday night just before 11 p.m.

Family and friends of Brandon Herring still pushing for answers six years after he was murdered

A local family is still pushing for accountability and justice after their son and father was murdered.Brandon Herring was 21 years old when he was found dead in Swope Park. Six years later, his friends and family gathered in the same park to remember his life."This is our year.

Ex-Missouri police chief indicted in drug overdose death

LOUISIANA, Mo. (AP) - The former police chief of a small northeast Missouri town is facing second-degree murder charges after his girlfriend's brother died of a drug overdose in his home last year. William E.

Reputed ex-Kansas City mobster dies at 73 after long illness that began as COVID-19

William "Willie" Cammisano Jr., once considered to be an underboss within Kansas City organized crime, died Tuesday at age 73. More than a decade after largely fading from public view, Cammisano spent much of his final years with severe illness. In a GoFundMe launched in 2021, his family reported of his ailing health after first contracting COVID-19 in July 2020.

'What happened was not okay': Independence implements new overtime, spending policies

INDEPENDENCE, MO - It's been six months since an audit revealed the City of Independence lacks oversight on spending and policies on overtime . With 31 recommendations from a special counsel, Zach Walker, city manager, told the I-Team the city has implemented the suggestions they're legally allowed.

One year later, KCPD looking for suspect in unsolved homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A devastated family is looking for answers after their loved one, 45-year-old Maurice Ball, was shot and killed in his front seat near 78 th Street and Hickman Mills Drive in Kansas City. More than a year later, Kansas City police are now saying they believe the shooting that happened on Jan.

'I'm very grateful': Kansas City mother relieved after baby at center of Amber Alert safely returned

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, mother is feeling a sense of relief after her eight-month-old baby girl was safely returned to her on Wednesday. Police say the child was allegedly taken by her father, Markelv Avery, at gunpoint on Wednesday morning, which triggered an Amber Alert.

Head mouser of now defunct KCPD Mounted Patrol needs medical treatment

Tommy is 16 years old, has developed two tumors in less than a year, and has an officer fighting to make sure he gets the care he needs.

Stolen Len Dawson trophy recovered in Lee's Summit

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - The Lee's Summit Police Department has recovered a trophy stolen from former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson. On Jan. 6, officers with the department's Crime Reduction Team were patrolling at Summit Woods Shopping Center when police were notified of a suspect walking out of the store with a large amount of merchandise.

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