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KC man charged after allegedly dragging child in street, shooting at officers

Posted at 10:55 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 23:55:32-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, man faces assault and armed criminal action charges after allegedlydragging a child in the street and shooting at police officers, according to a probable cause statement.

Willie Wren, 37, was charged on Monday in Jackson County with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

Police responded on Sunday night to a disturbance call in the 3300 block of East 60th Street. Witnesses told police they saw Wren “dragging a child back and forth in the street, and the child was crying for help” the document stated.

Upon arrival, officers also located “a trail of apparent blood on the front porch,” as well as inside the home.

“After announcing themselves as police, officers heard a little girl yell for help,” according to the probable cause statement. “Officers then attempted to contact the suspect… upstairs, and the suspect fired one round at officers.”

Wren also allegedly pointed a handgun at an officer while “hanging out of a second-floor window,” documents state.

One officer suffered an injury to his elbow and tailbone following a struggle with Wren.

Wren is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.

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