Kansas City crime spree ends with homeowner killing criminal

Fox 4 News in Kansas City has the details:

An early morning home invasion ended with the suspected intruder shot and killed.

Police said a home owner in the 9000 block of N. Garfield in Kansas City, Mo., shot a man who broke into his home just after 5:30 Wednesday morning. The shooting victim suffered life-threatening injuries and died inside the residence. He was 20 years old. Police have not released his identity.

Police said the suspected home intruder was responsible for a series of crimes early Wednesday morning. Police said he stole a vehicle in Clay County, Mo., and crashed it near NE 79th Street. After stealing a second car, Gladstone police pursued him. The suspect ended up driving that car through a garage. Police said the suspect then car jacked a third vehicle – a Ford F150 — at gunpoint at a HyVee near Indiana. Police said the suspect ditched that truck at 92nd and North Brooklyn and from there broke into a home near 90th and Garfield where he fought with the home owner. The suspect fled the scene and broke into a second home, which is where he was shot and killed.

“Officers were looking for him in the neighborhood,” said Tye Grant, spokesperson with the Kansas City Police Department. “He evidently confronted the home owner at this house where they got in a little bit of a fight. The home owner got away. He [the suspect] took off. The suspect then went to this house – two houses down – broke into that home. The home owner there confronted him. They got in a fight. The home owner eventually retrieved a shotgun from his residence. Believed this guy was armed. That ended up with the home owner shooting the suspect and he is now deceased inside the residence.”


Make sure you catch the video. The reporter was able to interview the first homeowner attacked by this thug two doors down from his eventual end. The homeowner explains that if he had his gun on him, that the not-so-dearly-departed would have started assuming room temperature at his first stop in the neighborhood.

How much do you want to be he starts carrying concealed from now on?

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