KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A person of interest who was the subject of a public safety warning issued by Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department on Wednesday afternoon is in custody after crossing the state line.
KCK police said the woman is a suspect in a homicide that happened in the 7900 block of Sandusky Avenue around 1 p.m., but she allegedly went on a crime spree before that.
The string of incidents started this morning at the Sam's Club located at the Legends Outlets, where police said they received a report that a woman allegedly stole a vehicle.
The stolen vehicle was involved in two crashes, the first happened shortly after 10 a.m. near West 83rd Street and State Avenue and another the second occurred 10 minutes later on West 78th Street north of Interstate 70.
The suspect, described as a woman in her late 20s or early 30s, allegedly got out of the car, broke into a home and stabbed an elderly woman, police said. The victim is expected to be OK.
While police were still looking for the suspect, they received a shots fired call and found a man dead outside a home on Sandusky Avenue.
"We believe that home owner came home, [and] she saw an opportunity, the car running, to get away, came out and confronted him," KCKPD spokesman Thomas Tomasic said. "Gun shots, shoots him [and] kills him and then takes off in the car."
The woman was last seen driving east on Interstate 70 from 78th Street. Police said she was dangerous and possibly armed in the warning.
The suspect was last seen driving a red Hyundai Tuscon, which police found just before 4:30 p.m. at East 14th Street and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.
Police said they have a person of interest in custody that matches the suspect's description.
This is developing story and will be updated.
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