Kansas City Gunfire Aftermath, Hate Crime Debate & Accidental Release

A quick collection of crime reporting, police action and news of local violence as the weekend takes hold.

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20-year-old woman, believed to be innocent bystander, dies week after shooting in KCK

The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department says a woman has died days after a shooting.Police said 20-year-old Jadah M. Clark was believed to be an innocent bystander, not the intended target, of a shooting that happened near 13th Street and Washington Boulevard in KCK.Clark was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries following the shooting Friday, April 14.

Police investigating homicide after body found in RV fire in Blue Springs

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Police said a homicide investigation is now underway after a body was discovered in a burning RV outside a Blue Springs home. Around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning, crews from the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District received a call from a neighbor about a fire at a home near S.W.

Man charged, police investigate group suspected of cloning keys to steal cars

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Law enforcement agencies are investigating suspects who are using a device and software to clone keys to steal cars in several states, including in the Kansas City metro. Jackson County prosecutors charged Deavalique Hyler with three felony counts of tampering with a motor vehicle.

Man accused in shooting that injured 3 KCK officers accidentally released from Platte County

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The United States Marshals Service is looking for Jae'veon Marquice Mitchell-Locke after the Platte County Detention Center inadvertently released him. Mitchell-Locke is charged, along with two others, in a high-profile shooting on April 6 that injured three Kansas City, Kansas, police officers.

Former Missouri hospital worker accused in 2 deaths takes plea deal

PLATTSBURG, Mo. - There's been a plea deal in the case of Jennifer Hall, the former Chillicothe respiratory therapist accused of killing two patients while she worked at the Hedrick Medical Center 21 years ago. Hall plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter instead of murder charges Friday.

Kansas City woman pregnant with twins has car stolen during hospital trip

A woman expecting twins drove from St. Joseph to St. Luke's Hospital on the Plaza in Kansas City to get treated for premature labor pains when she had another surprise.Her car was stolen.Tylessa Bonnett arrived at the hospital Sunday."No later than an hour after the sun went down, my car was stolen.

Why wasn't Andrew Lester charged with hate crime? Experts point to gap in Missouri law

In explaining his decision not to file a hate crime charge against the 84-year-old man accused of shooting Ralph Yarl, Clay County Prosecutor Zachary Thompson said Monday he did not want to risk double jeopardy.

Kansas City, Missouri police searching for missing 22-year-old in need of medical attention

The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is asking for help to find a 22-year-old they say is in need of medical attention. Police said the department's missing persons section is looking for 22-year-old Alex G. Gardner.Police said Gardner was last seen near Northwest 59th Terrace and Kirkwood Avenue on Thursday.

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