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Grand jury indicts Joshua Rocha for killing North Kansas City officer

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Aug 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-30 18:02:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The man who allegedly shot and killed North Kansas City Police Officer Daniel Vasquez during a traffic stop on July 19 has been indicted by a Clay County grand jury.

Clay County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel White announced Tuesday that Joshua Rocha, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Rocha — who confessed when turning himself in, according to court records — is scheduled to appear in court Thursday and remains jailed on a $2 million bond.

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