KCPD continue to investigate Barney Allis Plaza officer-involved shooting

Posted at 6:23 PM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 19:31:51-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have identified the two men killed in an officer-involved shooting on Barney Allis Plaza Thursday.

Police say Robert A. White, 34, and Timothy D. Mosley, 33, were killed. 

Late Friday afternoon Kansas City police said they recovered a gun from one the two men who died.

Hours earlier, a cleaning crew worked to erase reminders of Thursday’s shooting.    

As the crew removed blood-stained dirt and wiped down a bullet-riddled lawn chair, people came to the public square nestled in the heart of downtown for lunch including Yolanda Michelle Harman from Maryland. 

Harman is among the hundreds of teachers grading advanced placement tests at the Kansas City Convention Center. On Thursday, they were placed on lockdown for half an hour.

“We all filed down to the basement, we were told to stay away from windows, etc,” Harman said. “I already had sent a message on my phone just to let people know what was going on in case something happened,”

Cell phone video captured the moment responding officers approached the scene. 

“You know, it’s an unfortunate incident but I was relieved to hear that it wasn’t a random kind of thing that there was an argument between two individuals rather than just some gunman,” Harman said.

Security cameras surrounding Barney Allis Plaza will help investigators piece together the timeline leading up to the fatal shooting. 

According to KCPD's nine-page policy on police-involved incidents, there are two teams working this case.

The police incident team, who includes the prosecuting attorney, will lead the investigation into the shooting and the “notable event review panel” will analyze the shooting and identify if any changes need to be made. If so, those recommendations will be presented to the chief of police.

Police are continuing to interview witnesses and collect evidence. They encourage anyone who may have seen the events leading to the shooting to call the homicide unit at 816-234-5043.