Kansas City police officers and detectives kept busy this past weekend with several gun-related fatalities in the area.
Richard Ohearn, a 58-year-old Independence man, was charged with murder on Saturday in connection with his mother's death Friday night. Kansas City police were sent to the 12100 block of East 46th Street after getting an emergency call from a man saying his mother was dead. When police arrived, they found 78-year-old Nancy Ohearn shot dead in the residence.
Richard Ohearn was picked up by police and, according to police records, blurted out, "I killed my mother, didn't I?" on his way to the station. His interrogation was no less incriminating, having made several references to his guilt, according to court records. "I really fucked up," court documents have Ohearn saying. "Why momma? Why momma?"
Kansas City police were called to the scene of a shooting at 205 West 78th Street around 2:49 p.m. When officers arrived, they found Dean, 58, wounded in the driveway of the residence. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police arrested Allen around 3:07 p.m. Court records say he had a .38 special in his right front pocket. Allen refused to speak with detectives. Court records say an argument preceded the shooting.
Kansas City was having a relatively decent year murderwise until Sunday night. Last week, the city was at 45 homicides - two fewer than at the same time in 2012. But it all went to crap over the last 36 hours or so when the city added three homicides in a spate of shootings.
The first homicide of Monday night happened outside an apartment complex at 1715 Kansas Avenue, after a pair of groups exchanged gunfire with each other. Police found a 30-year-old man dead in the parking lot. Three other people were hurt in the shooting.
UPDATE: Police have released additional details in the killings of Syrus and Vanzant, who they say were boyfriend and girlfriend and have a child. Police say Syrus and Vanzant "were involved in a large fight between several individuals when they were shot." A dark-colored SUV was spotted fleeing the scene.
Annie Oliver may be the oldest female homicide suspect in Jackson County history - at least that anyone in the prosecutor's office can remember.
Last week, Oliver, 80, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the killing of her husband, Ronald Oliver. The octogenarian told officers responding to the scene that she was tired of being verbally abused by Ronald Oliver, so she hit him with a baseball bat.
Oliver may be the oldest woman charged in a homicide in Jackson County, but she isn't the oldest person.
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