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Grandview neighborhood buzzes with police activity as suspected highway shooter arrested

GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Police have arrested a suspect and are investigating 20-plus shootings as part of the extensive highway shootings investigation. Police say they have positively linked 12 of the shootings, most in the Three Trails Crossing area, formerly known as the Grandview Triangle, which is not far from where police say the suspect lived.

FOX 4’s Eric Burke was in the neighborhood as the suspect was apprehended and witnessed neighbors surprised to see numerous police vehicles.

While they were initially surprised, they were later relieved at the police presence that overtook the neighborhood. Most of the crowd that gathered came from a neighboring apartment complex who saw a couple of police cars drive by that later turned into what seemed like a never-ending line of law enforcement vehicles.

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Police credit tips, collaborative investigating as keys to arresting shooting suspect

GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Police vans and cars descended on a Grandview neighborhood for the take down of the highway shootings suspect Thursday afternoon. The scene in the neighborhood remained very active as day turned into night. FOX 4 News crews arrived at police headquarters as Kansas City, Mo., police took the suspect out of the police van and into the building for processing. Police have not yet named the man as he has not yet been charged; those charges are expected to be filed Friday morning.

Since the beginning of the investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been helping police and were on scene Thursday when the suspect was taken into custody.

KCPD Chief: Highway shootings suspect in custody

GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Kansas City, Mo. Police Chief Darryl Forte tweeted late on Thursday afternoon that a suspect from the highway shootings is in custody.

The arrest comes about a week after police had connected 12 of approximately 20 highway shootings in an investigation that stretched as far back as 2013. FOX 4′s Eric Burke reports from the scene in Grandview that police aren’t saying much right now, but more details are expected to be released at about 7:30 on Thursday night.

FOX 4′s Megan Brilley had a chance to speak with Chief Forte as the news broke.

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence gains members after Sunday’s shootings outside Jewish centers

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A local group of grandmothers are now more concerned about gun safety after Sunday’s shootings at two Jewish facilities.

They formed “Grandmothers Against Gun Violence” in September.

Click here for a link to their group.

‘GAG’ has worked to change gun laws on both sides of the state line.
Fox 4′s Kathy Quinn talked to one of the founding members of Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, Judy Sherry.

Sherry is a grandmother who wants to keep guns out of the hands of people like Frazier Cross, the suspect in Sunday’s shootings.

She started Grandmothers Against Gun Violence after she heard about a similar group that started after the Sandy Hook school shootings.

Little did she know there would be a shooting here in the metro just months later targeting people of her own faith.

Woman calls police after she feels threatened by car on 71 Hwy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police took a report from a woman they described as ‘extremely distraught’ after she says a driver may have pointed a gun at her in the area of Red Bridge Road and 71 Highway.

The woman says it happened on Monday at about 1:30 p.m. She was driving northbound on 71 Highway and was attempting to take the I-470 eastbound exit.

She said a car pulled up next to her and the first time she glanced over at the driver, she says the passenger waved. A short time later she glanced over again and the passenger mouthed what she thought were the words “POW” or “BOOM”.

The woman says she hunched down and accelerated and took the I-70 eastbound ramp, while the other car took the exit ramp onto I-435 westbound.

The woman did not have a good description of the car, driver or whether she saw a gun.

Joe’s Weather Blog: Next Storm System Questions

Good morning…tried to stay up late last night to watch the eclipse but I got too tired and didn’t make it…the pictures though are pretty neat so thanks for sending those in.

Forecast:

Today: Mostly Sunny and cool for mid April with highs in the middle 50s. Winds turning towards the SW at 5-15 MPH. Overall pretty nice but the average high is 65°+.

Tonight: Mostly clear but turning breezy. It won’t be nearly as chilly as this morning…with lows around 40° or so.

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy breezy and seasonable with highs 65-70°. Winds will be from the south at 20-30+ MPH

Discussion:

Morning lows today dropped to 25-30° in the area with a lot of frost out there. St Joseph dropped to 23°. Our record here in KC was 22° so that lives on.

Joe’s Weather Blog: 80s To Snow Again?

It’s been a crazy day with a morning news…then a day out in Lawrence for the Douglas County Severe Weather Symposium and now jamming some maps together for the late news due to NASCAR. To top it off the SPC has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch  until 2AM for areas west and north of KC. More in the discussion…

Forecast:

Tonight: We’ll stay dry from downtown KC southwards I think for most of the night. North of I-70 there may be some storms around before 12AM. Parts of NW MO and NE KS will fight some t/storm activity. Temperatures will stay warm with a south wind blowing. Lows 60-65°