Gun thefts in Kansas City are rising at an alarming rate
The Star researched 6,018 reported gun thefts in Kansas City from 2008 through 2017. The Star analyzed gun theft data, revealing that multiple thefts occurred at the same addresses, most of them vehicle break-ins.
Neil Nakahodo and Joe RobertsonThe Kansas City Star
Police investigated a homicide Sunday, May 20, 2018, in the 1500 block of North 5th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. A man in his 20s was found shot to death in a car in the parking lot of a townhome complex.
Dramatic footage compiled by The Star from Johnson County deputies' body cameras shows officers' mounting frustration before they forcefully entered a home to arrest Ciara Howard, 26, on an outstanding warrant. Police shot and killed her.
About 200 people were arrested during a 60-day operation targeting gang violence and violent crime in Kansas City, Kan., authorities announced Thursday, May 3, 2018. About half of the people arrested allegedly were gang members.