KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A person of interest who was the subject of a public safety warning issued by the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department on Wednesday afternoon is in custody after crossing the border from the state.
KCK police said the woman was suspected of a homicide that took place in the 7900 block of Sandusky Avenue at around 1 p.m. but allegedly participated in a series of crimes before that.
The series of incidents began this morning at Sam’s Club located in the Legends Outlets, where police said they received a report that a woman had stolen a vehicle.
The stolen vehicle was involved in two accidents, the first occurred shortly after 10 a.m. near West 83rd Street and State Avenue and another the second occurred 10 minutes later on West 78th Street north of Interstate 70.
The suspect, described as a woman in her 20s and 30s, allegedly got out of the car, broke into a house and stabbed an elderly woman, police said. The victim should be fine.
While police were still searching for the suspect, they received a shooting call and found a dead man outside a house on Sandusky Avenue.
“We think the owner has come home, [and] she saw an opportunity, the moving car, to run away, got out and confronted him, ”KCKPD spokesman Thomas Tomasic said. “Shots, shoot him. [and] Kill him then run away in the car. “
The woman was last seen driving east on Interstate 70 from 78th Street. Police said she was dangerous and possibly armed during the warning.
The suspect was last seen driving a red Hyundai Tuscon, which police found just before 4:30 p.m. at East 14th Street and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.
Police say they have a person of interest in custody who matches the suspect’s description.
This story is in development and will be updated.
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