Kansas City, Kan., homeowner shot after interrupting car thieves

02/06/2014 8:49 AM

02/06/2014 1:50 PM

A Kansas City, Kan., man was shot Thursday morning in an exchange of gunfire with thieves who tried to steal his warming-up car, police said.

The incident occurred in the 7400 block of Oakland Avenue about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The victim had started his car and gone back inside when he saw that his car was being taken. He went outside to confront the thieves. After exchanging words, the homeowner and suspects exchanged shots. The homeowner suffered a non-life threatening injury and was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said.

The two suspects fled on foot. A police dog tracked them to a nearby apartment complex where officers followed footprints in the snow to a building. Two people matching the description of the suspects were taken into custody as persons of interest in the case.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

Videos

Join the Discussion

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service