The action was steady for a weekend summer night- and there's been another KC-MO homicide early Sunday morning.
The midnight hour brought several assault calls Metrowide- including a reported sexual assault (rape) victim at 29th Street and Flora in Midtown KC-MO around 12:40 a.m..
The 1 o'clock hour led off with a KC-MO shooting in the 8200 block of Troost at 1:07 a.m..
The 21-year-old female victim was reportedly shot through the door of an apartment by a 21-year-old male suspect named Brandon Jones.
The suspect was still free as of this report and the victim's injuries were not life-threatening according to KCFD-EMS..
Shortly after 1:30 a.m.- KC-MO police joined the Jackson County Sheriff's department and MO Highway Patrol troopers "following" a possible intoxicated driver south on Blue Ridge Cutoff from the Sports Complex area.
The police helicopter watched the male driver continue south on Blue Ridge to Bannister Road- then west to I-435 and northbound.
When the suspect got on I-435 is when the actual pursuit began- with the helicopter above and at least 4 cop cars following.
The driver exited at Gregory- then went west through Swope Park and onward.
Police used road spikes and "got all 4 tires" of the suspect vehicle at Troost then- when the suspect reached Main and Gregory at 1:48 a.m.- he bailed-out of the vehicle and ran.
At least a half-dozen police officers formed a perimeter of the area for an hour- looking for the suspect who apparently- got away.
Single-vehicle crashes were also reported:
At 1:55 a.m.- a Jeep rolls over on North Broadway at N.W. 78th Street in Northland KC-MO but injuries are minor.
A woman is seriously-injured in a Grandview 1-vehicle rollover crash however.
That wreck was found by Grandview police at 1:58 p.m. on the U.S. 71 East frontage road south of 140th Street and the female driver was trapped in the wreckage.
She was freed by firefighters about 25 minutes later and whisked to a KC-MO medical trauma center.
The 2 o'clock hour started out with a female pedestrian struck in a bar parking lot in KC-KS (she refused EMS transport to a hospital)- a wreck on southbound I-435 near 23rd Street in KC-MO (another refusal)- cuttings and assaults in KC-MO and Olathe KS with minor injuries.
At 2:29 a.m.- fire and EMS crews from the Central Jackson County (CJC) Fire Protection District joined Blue Springs police in tending to 2 teenagers injured when the S.U.V. they were riding in rolled-over off the freeway.
The crash happened on the south side of eastbound I-70 about 1/4-mile west of Woods Chapel Road.
CJCFD-EMS said the "19-year-old male passenger" and a "15-year-old female" were "going about 100 miles per hour" when the SUV lost control.
The "40-year-old driver" refused any EMS treatment or transport to a hospital.
The teens' injuries were surprisingly non life-threatening.
The 3 o'clock hour brought a report at 3:32 a.m.- the victim of a shooting that happened near 39th Street and Brooklyn showed up at a KC-KS hospital.
Their injuries were not life-threatening.
Then at 4:05 a.m. comes the report of "a drive-by" shooting in the 2300 block of Mercier on the KC-MO West Side that results to be the city's 67(?) homicide for 2010.
A report also comes in for the 3100 block that is unfounded- and Center Zone police- needing additional help- report an "angry" and vocal scene from a gathering crowd in the 2300 block of Mercier.
There- cops find a male shot in the foot- but refusing EMS treatment or transport.
One male shooting victim had already been driven by private vehicle to a Metro trauma center where he later died.
Suspects were reported to be in "a white- 4-door possibly (Ford) Crown Vic(toria) with a Kansas license plate.
KC-MO Fire companies were busy with 2 structure fires Sunday morning.
The first was at 4:32 a.m. in the 5100 block of Wabash.
No one was hurt- but the residence was moderately-damaged and the cause of the fire was suspicious.
The 2nd fire came in at 5:38 a.m. to "Marcy's Restaurant" in the 2600 block of Northeast Vivion Road.
The first pumper on the scene at 5:42 a.m. reported smoke and fire coming from the roof vent of the 1-story building.
A grill vent fire extinguisher doused most of the fire and firefighters got the rest out by 6:15 a.m..
No one reported hurt- but doubt the restaurant will open today.
The only other fire of any note was in Greenwood MO at 6:40 a.m.- when a rear deck at a residence caught fire.
The fire was in the 1300 block of Cottonwood Drive- and when the first Lee's Summit fire pumper rolled up at 6:47 a.m.- the fire was mostly put out by the homeowner.
It's summer- hot (95) and dry today- chance of rain maybe late Monday...