Man charged with shooting at KCPD officers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man is facing multiple felony charges for allegedly shooting at a home and then firing at officers pursuing him.

Dane A. Hill, 26, is charged with first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest and three counts of armed criminal action. 

According to court documents, undercover detectives were observing a house with ties to subjects involved with drugs, firearms and stolen vehicles on the 2500 block of Chelsea Avenue on March 6. The officers said they saw a dark-colored Buick sedan pull up to the house. A passenger allegedly pointed a gun out the window and began firing at the house. 

Detectives chased the vehicle and the passenger allegedly leaned out the window and fired at the officer's unmarked vehicle. The officer's vehicle was struck on the driver's side of the front bumper.

The suspects eventually crashed and attempted to flee on foot but were taken into custody. 

During questioning, the driver of Buick told investigators that Hill was the only passenger in his vehicle and said Hill was the one who shot at the house. He said Hill was angry at someone associated with the house for threatening the mother of his child.

Hill also admitted to firing at the house, along with the driver. He also admitted to shooting at an SUV in Blue Valley Park because he believed it was associated with the house he had fired at. 

Three handguns were recovered a block away from where the suspects crashed — a black semi-automatic .45 caliber, a .22 caliber revolver and a .32 caliber revolver. Court documents say those match the description of Hills's guns given by the driver of the Buick.

At the time of his arrest, Hill was already wanted on a failure to appear warrant issued on Dec. 6, 2017. The original charge was possession of a controlled substance, 35 grams or less of marijuana.

Prosecutors have requested a $300,000 bond.

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