Crime

Man wounded in Kansas City shooting is charged in robbery spree

Terry U. Birmingham, 25, was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with the holdup of a Phillips 66 at 103rd Street and State Line Road.
Terry U. Birmingham, 25, was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with the holdup of a Phillips 66 at 103rd Street and State Line Road.

A man found shot in a Kansas City front yard late Tuesday has been charged in one of three robberies that night attributed to the same group of people.

Terry U. Birmingham, 25, was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with the holdup of a Phillips 66 at 103rd Street and State Line Road.

Kansas City police said the three robbers from that crime also committed two other armed business robberies that night within minutes of each other.

Several hours after those robberies, police who were called to a house in the 1100 block of East 77th Street found Birmingham, who had a gunshot wound.

According to court documents, he was wearing clothing with the same description as a robber in the State Line holdup.

Birmingham is the only person charged so far in the string of robberies, which police are continuing to investigate.

The other robberies occurred at a Dollar General store at 10524 Grandview Road and a 7-Eleven at 11107 Grandview Road.

Birmingham, who remained hospitalized Friday, is charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. He is expected to survive.

To reach Tony Rizzo, call 816-234-4435 or send email to trizzo@kcstar.com.

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