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Kansas City highway shootings: A worried city, but now an arrest

April 17, 2014|By Matt Pearce
  • Kansas City police tow a car from the Grandview, Mo., house of a suspect in a series of highway shootings.
Kansas City police tow a car from the Grandview, Mo., house of a suspect in… (Allison Long / Associated…)

Police have arrested a man linked to a series of apparently random highway shootings that have terrorized drivers in the Kansas City area, officials said Thursday evening.

Officers swarmed a home in Grandview, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City, and towed away a green Dodge Neon with Illinois plates after apprehending the suspect Thursday.

Police Chief Darryl Forte would not confirm the man's name or whether he was the only one suspected of carrying out a least a dozen shootings near a tangle of freeway interchanges known to local residents as the "Grandview Triangle."

“We’ve apprehended what we believe to be the suspect," Forte told reporters outside a home in Grandview, near where the attacks have occurred.

Several people have been shot, but no one has been killed.

Some news reports have suggested there may have been as many as 20 random highway shootings since March, but police have not confirmed whether all those attacks are linked.

Forte said that the investigation was ongoing and that the case would be turned over to prosecutors to determine whether charges would be filed. He promised more information at a news conference Friday.

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