Posted: July 19, 2016 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption | Tags: Cop Killer, KANSAS CITY, Police Chief Terry Zeigler, Police officer
An officer has been shot at 22nd and Haskell in Kansas City, Kan. and by 2:45 p.m. one person was in custody and police had detained another person.
Kansas City, Kan., Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted at 2:02 p.m., “We have an officer shot at 22nd & Haskell. Start prayers, unknown condition.”
The officer was in critical condition.
The incident began about 1:33 p.m. when police received a call about an armed disturbance at Second Street and Edgerton Drive. The caller told police that several people in a car were firing shots at them, according to a statement from KCK police.
Officers arrived within minutes. At that time, three or four people bailed from the car.
An officer took one person into custody near there.
Shortly before 2 p.m., an officer attempted to stop another person. Multiple shots were fired and an officer was hit. Police were advised that an officer was down at 1:58 p.m.
The officer was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Police are searching the area for others who were involved. One person is in custody.
Police have blocked off 18th Street north of Parallel until 24th Street in their search for suspects.
Police swarmed the area with dozens of officers, some with rifles. Several police were taking cover behind cars at 16th and Quindaro. A woman at a house there came out of a home with her hands up. Several officers were kneeling down in the street with their guns drawn. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 17, 2016 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Terrorism | Tags: Baton Rouge, Cop Killer, Gavin Long, Gunman
The Baton Rouge gunman, whom the authorities identified as Gavin Long of Kansas City, Mo., was a Marine veteran who had served in Iraq.
Yvonne Carlock, the deputy public affairs officer for the United States Marines, provided these details of Mr. Long’s military service:
Date of Rank: July 1, 2008
Dates of Service: Aug. 22, 2005 to Aug. 21, 2010
Military Occupational Specialty: 0651, Data Network Specialist
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal;
Iraq Campaign Medal;
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3rd Award);
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal;
National Defense Service Medal;
Navy Unit Commendation Medal
Place Entered Service: Kansas City, Mo.
Deployments: Iraq: June 2008 to January 2009
Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot San Diego;
School of Infantry, Camp Pendleton, Calif.;
Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School, Twentynine Palms, Calif.;
Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan;
Marine Aircraft Group 38, 3rd Marine Air Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego
Source: The New York Times