July 26, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Kansas City Police officers who responded to a call early Monday morning near Quincy Ave. and Smart were caught more than a little off guard when a series of shots rang out less than half block away from their patrol cruiser.
Additional officers were called to the scene to provide back up and investigate where the shots came from. While a number of shell casings were found near where the shots were fired, no suspects are in custody at this time. It is unknown if the gunfire was targeting the officers or was celebratory in nature. The case remains under investigation. Indian Mound neighborhood leaders were disturbed by the incident, promising additional dialogue with police on the matter.
– In other news, police are warning area residents of a possible robbery pattern along Independence Avenue.
Major Joe McHale of the East Patrol Division has issued a warning for people who often frequent Independence Avenue between Benton Boulevard and Van Brunt Boulevard of a suspected robbery pattern, possibly involving three black female suspects. In the first incident, which occurred on July 22nd near Independence Ave. and Benton at approximately 10:00 p.m., the three suspects approached the victim and struck him in the head multiple times from behind. After the victim was incapacitated, the suspects rifled through the victim’s pockets, stealing his wallet. They then fled on foot.
A second incident involved an armed carjacking near Independence Ave. and Van Brunt on July 21st that also involved three black females. Suspect number one is described as a tall black female with dreadlocks wearing a white bandana, a black cap, a white shirt and tan shorts. The other two suspects were described as shorter black females, one with blue-black dyed hair and the other with a lighter complexion. Anyone with additional information about these suspects is asked to call 911 immediately.