An exchange of gunfire with Kansas City police on Tuesday led to a charge of assault Wednesday against a 26-year-old Kansas City man.
Dane A. Hill is also charged with resisting arrest and armed criminal action after the volatile incident on the city's East Side.
According to a court document, police were conducting surveillance on a residence at 25th Street and Chelsea Avenue about 11 a.m. when a southbound Buick on Chelsea slowed in front of the residence. A passenger in the front seat of the Buick stuck a gun out of the window and began shooting at the house.
As a police officer in an unmarked car pursued the Buick, the front passenger leaned out the window and fired multiple shots at the officer's vehicle, striking the driver's side front bumper. Police said Tuesday that an officer returned fire. There were no injuries.
The Buick crashed at 25th Street and Brighton Avenue and two male occupants fled on foot. After a search, the suspects were eventually located and taken into custody. One of them told police he was the driver of the Buick and identified Hill as the man who shot at the residence and at a vehicle in Blue Valley Park. The driver said Hill had three firearms.
Police found three handguns in a yard at 25th Street and Poplar Avenue matching the description the driver gave of Hill's guns. According to the court document, Hill told police both he and the driver shot at the residence and said he shot at an SUV in Blue Valley Park because he thought it was associated with the residence.
At the time, there was a warrant for Hill's arrest for failure to appear in court on a marijuana charge.