Jackson County prosecutors on Wednesday charged a 23-year-old man with two felonies after he allegedly tried to run over Kansas City police officers who then shot him Monday night.
By CHRISTINE VENDEL
The Kansas City Star
Prosecutors charged Brian G. Grimmett Jr. of Kansas City with assault of a law enforcement officer and resisting a lawful stop. He remained in a hospital Wednesday.
Officers were investigating the sale of illegal drugs at 80th Street and Troost Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Monday when they saw what appeared to be drug transactions between pedestrians and two men in a vehicle.
Several officers drove into the parking lot and ordered the men out of the vehicle. After the driver exited, Grimmett, who had been in the passenger seat, locked his door and slid into the driver’s seat, according to court records.
The records said he refused to show his hands, put the vehicle in reverse and hit two concrete pylons in front of a building. He then turned his wheel toward the officers, looked at them and stomped the accelerator. Two officers said they had to dive out of the way. One of those officers fired six times at the driver.
Another officer in the parking lot also fired at the driver.
About 20 minutes later, Grimmett showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds. An officer identified him as the driver, according to court records.
Jackson County prosecutors charged Grimmett last year with domestic assault and resisting arrest after he shot at a woman who was holding a 2-year-old girl but hit neither. A judge sentenced him to 120 days of jail “shock time.” Released Oct. 3, he was serving three years of probation. As a condition of his release, Grimmett was supposed to “re-enter mental health treatment and comply with attendance and medication requirements,” records said.
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