Keith D. Adkins

Aaron Amparan, 14 years of age

A Grandview MO Man has been charged in the Friday evening, November 3rd murder of 14-year old Aaron Amparan in the 6000 block of E. 13th Street.

Keith D. Adkins faces felony charges of Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 1st Degree, two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Resisting Arrest, two counts of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree and five counts of Armed Criminal Action.

Court records show that Kansas City Police Department officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of E. 13th Street Friday evening, November 3rd at approximately 6pm on a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers found a juvenile victim in the street near a Kia Sportage that had collided with a utility pole. The victim, later identified as Amparan was transported to the hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. A second victim was located behind a nearby residence.

Video surveillance from the area showed the driver in a black Silverado leaning out of the driver’s window and firing two shots at the Kia, which soon collided with the pole. Detectives tracked the truck and observed a male driver and female passenger, who later were identified. The male was the defendant. The next day detectives located the black Silverado, which had been reported stolen out of Kansas City.

The next day, on Nov. 4, the defendant and the female were identified as the driver and passenger in another stolen vehicle, a Blue Hyundai Santa Fe.

On Sunday, Nov. 5, officers again located the Blue, suspect vehicle near the crime scene and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The suspect then led officers on a high speed chase that wound through Kansas City’s east side at speeds that ultimately reached close to 100 mph.

Kansas City, MO Officers notified Independence MO officers that the suspect vehicle was eastbound on Truman Road at a high rate of speed. Independence officers engaged the vehicle which continued at a high rate of speed, ultimately stopping the vehicle near Truman Road and Maywood. At that time Adkins fled the vehicle on foot, leading officers on a short foot chase. Adkins and another person were taken in to custody behind a business in the 10200 block of Truman Road.

Adkins remains in custody in the Jackson County Detention Center. Prosecutors have requested a $500,000 bail.