Kansas City man, 41, charged in slew of Northland shootings

LIBERTY, Mo. – A man in the United States illegally is facing several charges in connection to a crime spree across Kansas City last week.

Clay County prosecutors charged Arnoldo Pompa-Rascon, 41, with two counts of armed criminal action, one count of first-degree assault and one count of shooting at a car or building.

Last Friday night, Kansas City Police worked three shootings in the Northland:

  • 102nd Street and N. Oak Trafficway,
  • 111th and N. Campbell
  • N. Marsten and NW Barry Road. 

The victim shot at N. Marsten, later identified as Russell Fisk, died inside of his 2015 BMW I8 sports car.

Court documents released Wednesday from Clay County charge Pompa-Rascon with the shootings on 102nd Street and 111th Street. The shootings were part of a much larger crime spree that started Friday afternoon.

Fisk’s death occurred in Platte County. As of Wednesday morning, prosecutors had not yet filed any murder charges.

Pompa-Rascon allegedly stole two loaded handguns and live ammunition around 2 p.m. from a house in the 1000 block of E. 100th Terrace in Kansas City.

A neighbor took photos of the car the suspect used – a silver Dodge Neon – that was later seen at all three Northland shooting scenes Friday night.

Investigators received a break in the case when they responded to an injury crash around 8 a.m. Tuesday near 101st Street and 150 Highway in south Kansas City.

When they arrived, they located a silver Dodge Neon crashed in a creek bed. Inside the car, police located a Glock handgun with a serial number that matched the handgun stolen from the south Kansas City house several days prior.

Police were later able to locate Pompa-Rascon in a neighborhood not far from the crashed Dodge Neon. They arrested him after a homeowner spotted Pompa-Rascon allegedly attempting to steal his car. That homeowner held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived.

In an interview with investigators, Pompa-Rascon said “voices” tell him who to shoot, but he relies on his “heart” who is bad and who to shoot. He further told investigators that the gun won’t fire if “they are good people.”

Pompa-Rascon is being held in the Clay County Detention Center. Prosecutors have requested a $1 million bond.

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