KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City police are investigating the shooting death of a 55-year-old man in the parking lot of a convenience store on the city's northeast side. Police say in a news release that the victim was Jordan Smith. Police say officers were called to the area just after 3:30 p.m. Friday and found Smith lying wounded in the Express Stop parking lot. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. No arrests have been made.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City police are looking for a suspect in the overnight shooting of an off-duty officer. The Kansas City Star reports the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Saturday as the off-duty officer was patrolling a shopping center in the Lewis Heights neighborhood. The bullet did not penetrate his protective vest. Police said no suspects were found and are asking the public for any information on the shooting.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Legal Aid of Western Missouri says there has been a drastic drop in the percentage of cases it wins to secure Medicaid disability benefits for the aged, blind or disabled in the state. The organization says it succeeded in 54 percent of its cases in 2017 seeking the reversal of denial or re-evaluation of benefits by the Missouri Department of Social Services. It won 42 percent of such cases in 2018 and less than 20 percent in the first four months of this year.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Three law enforcement officers involved in a shooting in northwest Missouri in August will not face criminal charges. Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney Ron Holliday said Friday that he would not charge two officers from the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force and one St. Joseph police officer. The St. Joseph News-Press reports Ricker was armed with a semi-automatic weapon when he drove toward officers Billy Paul Miller, Erica Tate and Aaron King.
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