KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Kansas City, Missouri, men were arrested on Monday following a standoff with Kansas City, Missouri, police, according to the Western District of Missouri’s attorney’s office.
Michael D. Moore, 30, and Jamahl D. Jones, 33, were both charged with possession of firearm as a felon.
Officers who had been surveilling Moore followed him into a parking lot near 2310 East Ninth Street in Kansas City, according to a release.
As officers flashed their lights, Moore ran out of his car and took cover behind it.
Moore took out a handgun and pointed it directly at officers as he took cover behind his car.
Eventually, Moore began to run as more officers arrived into the parking lot and he threw his handgun away.
Shortly after running away, Moore laid on the ground and was taken into custody.
Jones was standing near Moore’s car and also was taken into custody after police found marijuana in his pocket.
Moore was arrested on a warrant for his involvement in two armed armed robberies that took place on July 1 and July 23.
The arrests were made as part of Operation LeGend, the federal task force created to address violent crime.
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