Six in custody after police pursuit in KCMO

Posted at 11:42 AM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 18:52:20-04

Kansas City police said six people, five adults and 1 juvenile, are in custody after a police pursuit through Kansas City on Monday.

At 10:52 a.m., Kansas City, Missouri Police Department officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of 27th and 71 Highway. Police said the vehicle refused to stop, and a computer check of its license plate pointed to a car matching a suspected vehicle in an armed business robbery. 

Officers initiated pursuit. Police said in the area of Meyer and Walrond, the occupants of the suspect vehicle fired a weapon at them. Officers continued to pursue the vehicle and police said the occupants of the suspect vehicle fired at officers again in the area of 63rd and 71 Highway. The suspects' vehicle reached speeds of 60 to 70 miles per hour during the chase.

Police said the suspects eventually stopped the vehicle near Gregory and 71 Highway (see map below).

The occupants of the vehicle surrendered and were taken into custody without incident. Police said one of the individuals complained about breathing trouble, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Kansas City police said there were no injuries to KCPD officers nor citizens in the incident. 



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