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Man charged in Northland shootings faces new criminal charges

Arnoldo Pompa-Rascon is charged in the killing of Northland tattoo artist Russell Fisk.
Arnoldo Pompa-Rascon is charged in the killing of Northland tattoo artist Russell Fisk. Kansas City Police Department

A man who is already accused of wounding two men in a shooting spree last Friday in Kansas City North faced additional criminal charges on Thursday.

Arnoldo Pompa-Rascon, 41, was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with second-degree burglary, two counts of stealing firearms and tampering with a motor vehicle. Federal immigration officials confirmed Thursday that Pompa-Rascon was in the United States illegally.

Prosecutors said Pompa-Rascon broke into a residence in the 1000 block of East 100th Terrace in south Kansas City on May 11 and stole a Glock 17 9MM, a loaded Walther PPK .380 caliber and a box of ammunition, according to court records.

On Wednesday, Clay County authorities charged Pompa-Rascon with two counts of first-degree assault and armed criminal action in shootings that happened minutes apart on Friday. A motorcyclist and a resident were injured.

Pompa-Rascon told investigators after being arrested in the shootings, that he heard "voices" telling him to shoot the victims but "he decides with his heart who is bad and who to shoot."

An hour before the two nonfatal Northland shootings, Russell Fisk was shot around 8:15 p.m. Friday inside a 2015 BMW I8 before it crashed into a light pole near Northwest Barry Road and North Marston Avenue in Platte County.

No criminal charges have been filed in Fisk's shooting. Court documents filed in the other two shootings say Pompa-Rascon told police he shot a man in a "luxurious" car.

On May 15, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency placed an immigration detainer and federal warrant of removal on Pompa-Rascon after he was arrested on multiple felony charges in Clay County Circuit Court, including first-degree assault.

Pompa-Rascon was initially encountered by immigration officials in 2001 and voluntarily returned to Mexico. Since then he has been deported twice from the U.S.; once in 2013 and again in 2014, according to an ICE official.

In the criminal charges filed Thursday in Jackson County, prosecutors said Pompa-Rascon forced open a locked, rear-sliding glass door at the south Kansas City residence. He managed to get inside the residence without causing any damage. The locking mechanism was still in the locked position, but the door was discovered standing open, according to court records.

A neighbor told police they saw a silver Dodge Neon pull into the driveway of the home moments before the burglary. The neighbor took pictures of the car and texted them to the homeowner.

Pompa-Rascon was arrested Tuesday morning after he wrecked a silver Dodge Neon in the area of 101st Street and Missouri 150, then tried to steal a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado from a nearby residence, according to court records.

The pickup's owner held Pompa-Rascon at gunpoint after he saw him in the truck, rifling through the console.

Police found a Glock handgun in the Dodge Neon that had been reported stolen during a home burglary several days earlier.

Speaking through a certified Spanish interpreter, Pompa-Rascon told investigators that he had earlier broken into a house in south Kansas City and had stolen two guns, according to court records.