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Records: Police previously visited house of Fairway shots fired suspect

Posted at 3:55 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 17:13:17-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Records released Thursday by the Fairway, Kansas Police Department show officers were no strangers to the address of the man charged in last week’s shots fired and officer-involved shooting outside of an elementary school.

Dylan Ruffin, 26, is facing three counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer in connection to last week’s incident outside of Highlands Elementary School near W. 62nd Street and Roe Avenue.

41 Action News requested copies of reports generated for any previous visits police made to Ruffin’s address off of W. 62nd Street.

  • On Feb. 28, 2019, officers were discharged to the address on reports that Ruffin illegally discharged a pellet gun.
  • On June 10, 2018, officers were called to the address to receive a report of recovered property. A narrative of the report indicates that Ruffin called police to notify them he had found a gun magazine and bullets across the street from his house.
  • On Sept. 18, 2016, officers were called to the house on reports that Ruffin had committed domestic battery on a relative.
  • On Nov. 17, 2014, officers were called out on a criminal threat made by Ruffin. Ruffin was later found guilty with interference with law enforcement in connection to the incident after telling one of the officers he would “kick his ass.” Ruffin served eight days in jail and served one year probation.

Despite no other reports associated with the address, the police report from the 2014 incident included a reference that police knew Ruffin had a “drug history.”

On the charges connected to the March 1, 2019 exchange of gunfire, Ruffin is scheduled to appear in court on March 14.