Paul D. Cramm

Kansas City Police End Standoff After Determining No Crime Committed

On Thursday, a standoff on the city’s East Side ended by the Kansas City police after determining no crime had been committed there.

According to the police, emergency medical responders were called to the 2300 block of Lawndale Avenue around 3:30 p.m. According to details, a man called 911 for medical assistance. When they approached the door, the resident, a man in his 60s, threatened to shoot them and any individual who entered.

Police were called and attempted to persuade the man to surrender without any attempt to escape from the home.

A police spokesman told that at about 6 p.m., a family member had called 911 without the resident’s knowledge. He said he did not want help and will shoot anyone who attempted to enter his home. Police told that no weapon was used or observed. They determined no crime was committed in the event and called off the confrontation.

Police Chief Darryl Forté tweeted about the incident at about 4 p.m. Negotiators were attempting to convince the man to surrender peacefully.

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This practice has been exclusively devoted to all levels of criminal defense from misdemeanor offenses in municipal court to felony matters in the Federal courts of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri. Paul D. Cramm is qualified to provide defense in Capital and Death Penalty cases.