KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A ghost gun was among the things investigators recovered at the home where Joshua Rocha, who is accused of killing a North Kansas City officer, lived.
A search warrant filed in the Clay County Circuit Court detailed the events that led investigators to the discovery.
After Rocha allegedly shot and killed officer Danny Vasquez, police began surveilling a home in the 5100 block of north Euclid Avenue.
Investigators knocked on the door and made contact with a woman.
She identified herself as Rocha's mother and told investigators that they rented a room at the home.
According to Rocha's mother, he arrived back at the home at around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday and described him as "distraught."
This was about 19 minutes after Rocha allegedly shot and killed Vasquez. Authorities said on Tuesday that the shooting happened at around 10:41 a.m.
When he arrived at the home, Rocha's mother recalled him saying that he "really f****d up and shot a police officer."
Rocha also allegedly told her that he made an automatic rifle.
His mother later told investigators that he made guns at the home and that he owned a 3D printer.
She also said there was another ghost gun inside of the room they rented.
After obtaining a warrant, investigators searched the home.
There, they recovered a ghost gun, a 3D printer, gun parts and ammunition, among other things.
Rocha told detectives he shot and killed Vasquez because he didn't want to go to jail.