Four charged in Kansas City home invasion,chase, shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Four Kansas City men have been charged in the home invasion,shooting and ensuing high-speed chase Friday morning in south Kansas City.

Marlyn L. Sandifer, 25, Joshua L. Fields, 29, Jonathan L. Fields, 30, and Theodore Watkins, 23, all of Kansas City face charges of attempted robber, burglary, kidnapping and two counts of armed criminal action.

Shortly before 8:00 a.m. police were called  to the 7000 block of East 111th Terrace on an armed robbery.

Soon after arriving, officers saw suspects leaving the scene.

The suspects in a maroon van led officers on a high-speed chase, at more than 90 miles per hour at times, and crossing into the opposite lane of traffic, until they crashed near Bannister Road and Blue Parkway.

Police say during the chase the suspects threw a 9mm handgun out the window that was later recovered.

Officers say the first victim, a man was picking up the second victim's trash, when Standifer pulled a gun and ordered him to open the first victim's door.

One inside, the second male victim ran to his room get his own gun.

He came out of his room, when the suspects threatened to murder his wife and four children, who were also in the house.

Standifer reportedly shot him in the neck, abdomen, and leg, but the victim shot back and the group left his home and drove off in the van.

Joshua Fields suffered a graze wound to his head.

Police chased the group, until they crashed near Bannister and Blue Parkway.

Officers captured all four, and no other injuries were reported.

Jonathan Fields told officers he did not enter the house, and only drove the getaway vehicle.

The first victim was not injured, the second victim remains in the hospital in stable condition.

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