Kansas City Crime Scene: Double Shooting, Former Cop Guilty & Tragic Dead Baby Deets

In this post we catch up with police action, court cases and all manner of local crime reporting.

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Police investigate double shooting Tuesday night in east Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Two people were injured in a shooting Tuesday night in east Kansas City, Missouri. The shooting unfolded about 7:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of Manchester Avenue. One person was critically wounded and the second victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Former Kansas City cop, DEA agent pleads guilty to federal crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A former DEA agent and Kansas City, Missouri, police officer pleads guilty to federal crimes. Patrick Scot Witcher, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false federal income tax return. He admitted he failed to report more than $1 million in income between 2016-2018.

Court documents detail case of Kansas City infant's decomposing body found in woods

Kansas City police investigating the death of a 6-month-old who was found in a state of decomposition in a wooded area suspect the child may have died in an apartment several days before her body was discarded there. The baby, whose identity has not been publicly released by KCPD, died of causes that remained unknown to police as of Monday.

Search warrant executed after baby's body is found in woods on Mother's Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A search warrant filed during an investigation into the death of a baby, whose body was discovered in the woods on Mother's Day, details how police tentatively identified the child. Following the discovery, Kansas City police made a public plea for information.

Teen accused in triple shooting near suburban Dallas could be in Kansas City, police say

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Rowlett, Texas, near suburban Dallas say a teen accused in a triple shooting in January could be in Kansas City, Missouri. Kenn'taevien Charvez Butler, 16, allegedly shot a 14-year-old girl and two adults at the Rowlett Twin Star Park at about 9:16 p.m. on Jan.

American Bar Association urges Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to stop execution of Michael Tisius

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Michael Tisius, 42, is scheduled to die by legal injection on June 6. In 2000, Tisius was convicted of shooting and killing two county jailers - 36-year-old Jason Acton and 33 year-old Leon Egley - at Randolph County Jail in Huntsville, Missouri, during a botched attempt to free 27-year-old Roy Vance, a former cellmate.

Former Kansas City police officer, DEA agent admits to filing fraudulent tax returns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A former agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, who was also a Kansas City police officer, admitted to filing a fraudulent income tax return. Patrick Scot Witcher, 57, committed the fraud as part of a payday loan scheme.

Mother who 'loved her babies more than life itself' among 3 dead in KC nightclub shooting

The photo of Antoinette "Libby" Brenson next to her laughing children as fake snow rained down on them immortalizes her smile. The picture, once just a happy holiday memory, is now the top of a GoFundMe page created by Brenson's loved ones in the wake of her death.

Community activists to discuss crime with Kansas City club owners

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners held its monthly meeting Tuesday. "You know crime is up," community activist Ron Hunt said during the public comment portion of Tuesday's meeting. "We had a heck of a weekend."

Jury recommends more than 50 years in prison for Missouri mom whose 2 children died in hot car

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - A jury has recommended that a Missouri woman whose two young daughters died inside a hot car in 2018 be sentenced to more than 50 years in prison. A Clay County jury found Jenna Boedecker guilty on Friday of two counts of second-degree murder, four counts of endangering the welfare of a child and two misdemeanor counts.

How some locksmiths in KC area have scammed customers out of hundreds

MISSION, Kan. - It was the middle of a weekday afternoon when Linda Collier locked her keys in her car. Luckily (or so she thought) she had a cell phone with her and Googled for a locksmith. "As soon as he got there, he said, 'Don't worry.

City leaders holding violence prevention forum amid recent spike in crime

As of May 22, KCMO is on pace for one of the highest crime rates in its history. City council leaders have decided to take action and are asking for the communities input for creating a better and safer Kansas City.

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