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Friday, December 06, 2013

CSW BREAKING: 2-Alarm Apartment Fire in Overland Park KS

At 2:16 pm Friday afternoon- a "second alarm" has been dispatched on an apartment building fire at "The Village" Apartments at 7820 Grant Lane in Overland Park.
Unlike the fire earlier this week in the 5600 block of Floyd- today's extra-alarm fire hasn't revealed any injuries.

This fire is generally under control by 2:40 pm..

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

CSW BREAKING: Multiple-Alarm Fire in Northern Overland Park KS Townhomes

The incident was reported at 12:15 pm Tuesday afternoon at the "Metcalf 56 Townhomes- 5604 Floyd."

Responding fire units could see smoke from some distance away.

Police arrived before fire crews- and reported "people jumping" from a "3-story" building (Google street view images show 2-stories) and that there were "explosions" in the fire building.

At 12:20 pm- a 2nd-alarm was sounded- at 12:37 pm a 3rd-alarm was sounded and there are at least 15 fire and EMS ('MEDACT') units committed to the scene..

One person has been seriously-injured- reportedly an adult male.

MEDACT has transported that male "with 2nd-degree burns to his face- chest and feet- 2nd to 3rd-degree burns to both arms" in serious to critical condition to KU Medical Center.

At 1:02 pm- fire command reports that an Overland Park police officer who arrived and assisted at the scene before fire companies arrived was also slightly injured.

Other news media reports say two other people were "treated at the scene" by MEDACT-EMS for "minor injuries."

The fire was under control by 1:30 pm..

At 2:27 pm- a fire crew on-scene reported another person with a medical problem- it's not yet known if that was directly attributed to the fire.

Regardless- MEDACT reports that person's medical condition is minor.

Residents in the fire building are displaced and as well as at least several residents of attached buildings.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Sunday Morning Downtown KC-MO Shooting Involves Off-Duty Cop and Firefighter

An off- duty KC-MO firefighter in his 20's is dead and a 42-year-old male off-duty KC-MO police officer is in the hospital with assault injuries after an incident that occurred around 2:25 am Sunday morning.

The shooting occurred near 13th Street and  Baltimore in Downtown KC-MO.

Police reports that the shooting was the end result of a physical disturbance between a cab driver and the victim/suspect who had been in a cab with the his new bride and a cousin in front of the Downtown Marriott hotel on 12th Street between Wyandotte and Central.

The police report says that the victim/suspect and his cousin were "highly intoxicated."

The off-duty cop had heard of the cabbie disturbance- responded- and ended up chasing the victim/suspect onto the 1200 block of Baltimore.

Reports are it was near 13th Street that the victim/suspect turned to attack the pursuing officer.

EMS reports the officer had been "knocked down" and "punched in the face multiple times."

That officer reportedly answered by shooting the man in his 20's twice in the chest.

The police report Monday said  that the attacked and injured officer performed CPR on the man until an ambulance arrived.

The man who was shot was later  identified as an off-duty KC-MO firefighter- 26-year-old Anthony V. Bruno.

Bruno was taken to Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill (TMC/West) where he was declared dead after arrival.

Firefighter Bruno had reportedly been married earlier in November in Florida and that his wedding reception was taking place Saturday night.

The officer involved was reportedly a KC-MO officer- working off-duty but in uniform as private security.

His facial injuries were moderate but not life-threatening.

Monday afternoon- the KCMPD identified the shooting officer to be "Donald Hubbard."

Reportedly- there were some issues at the shooting scene between on-duty police and responding fire and the single EMS crews.

As monitored direct here and is on a digital recording- one EMS crew- "Medic-9-" was initially dispatched to the incident with Pumper company 8 at 2:26 am.

Medic-9 makes "patient contact" with the gunshot victim at 2:32 am..

A second EMS unit- "Medic-10-" was dispatched for the injured officer at 2:33 am- arriving at the scene at 2:40 am.

Medic-9 on-scene requested a battalion chief- "Car-102-" who responded to the scene at 2:39 am..

It was Medic-10 and not first-arriving Medic-9 that transported the mortally-wounded off-duty firefighter to TMC/West- arriving at the emergency room entrance at about 2:46 am..

The injured off-duty policeman who shot him arrived at TMC/West minutes later aboard Medic-9.

Several blocks of Downtown were blocked-off by police for hours after the incident as KC-MO Police conducted the investigation that involved one of their own.