NewsLocal News


Suspect rams Lenexa police car, officers shoots, suspect crashes in Shawnee

Posted at 7:46 PM, Nov 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 21:18:08-05

UPDATE: Nov. 24, 4:25 p.m. Tevin D. White, 25, faces charges of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer with possibility of causing great bodily harm. White is expected to appear in district court at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

UPDATE: Nov. 24, 7 a.m. Police said after ramming a Lenexa police car, Tevin D. White, 25, of Kansas City, Kansas, was fleeing Lenexa officers in a 2007 Chevy Impala eastbound on Blackfish Parkway when he ran a red light and struck a northbound vehicle on Lackman Road. That vehicle was then was pushed into a third vehicle headed southbound on Lackman in Shawnee.

White suffered a minor injury, and was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

The second vehicle, a 2008 Ford Explorer, driven by Reed Miller, 17 , of DeSoto, complained of possible pain in the crash, and the third driver, Benton Davidson, 33 of Lenexa, driving a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country, and passenger Britani Davidson, 25 also complained of possible pain in the crash.

The investigation continues, and charges have not yet been filed.

A Lenexa police officer was involved in a shooting Saturday afternoon.

Police said that at around 2:15 p.m., a patrol officer investigated a suspicious vehicle near West 83rd Street and Pflumm Road. During that investigation, according to police, the driver of the suspicious vehicle “rammed into” the officer’s parked patrol car.

The driver also hit the officer with the vehicle as he left the scene. The officer did not have serious injuries as a result of being struck. Police said the officer “discharged his department-issued handgun” at the suspect, as the suspect fled.

Officers in Shawnee later located the same suspicious vehicle, and the driver fled again, ultimately crashing near Blackfish Parkway and Lackman Road.

Lenexa police said that the driver, who was taken into custody, did sustain a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was taken to a nearby hospital.