A 31-year-old Belton man has been accused for the second time of impersonating a police officer, this time while allegedly breaking into a south Kansas City home earlier this month.
Kenneth W. Bishop, 31, also faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
Court documents say that about 4 a.m. Oct. 2, Bishop banged on a front door, shouted, “KCPD, KCPD, open the door” several times, broke out a front window and fired shots into a residence in the 11400 block of Corrington Avenue.
Meanwhile, the resident took his wife and newborn child to another room. He said he looked outside and did not see a police vehicle and noticed that his front porch light was no longer on. He retrieved his gun when the intruder broke out the front window. The victim and the intruder traded gunshots.
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Police arrested Bishop on Oct. 7 while investigating an earlier home-invasion robbery in Kansas City involving individuals impersonating police officers. In that Sept. 26 case, prosecutors charged Bishop with first-degree burglary and first-degree attempted robbery.
At the time of the break-ins, Bishop was on parole for multiple convictions of burglary and other charges, according to the Missouri Department of Corrections.