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Thu November 5, 2009
Armored Cars Slow Traffic
Kansas City, MO – Early last evening, rush hour drivers along Bruce Watkins Freeway had to head to shoulders of the road to make way for what appeared to be two armored cars. The heavy trucks had police cars leading and following, with flashing lights and sirens.
The fast moving vehicles were heading for Kansas City's far southeast side and beginnings of an Operation 100, so-called because it takes about that many officers to work and support the siege of a crime scene.
A man about 20 years old had been shot dead in the street around 116th and Holiday Drive. Someone had called police after hearing shots close to 4 in the afternoon.
Witnesses said the victim had been walking with another man when two others came up on foot, shot and killed him. Assailants ran north on 116th and were thought hiding in a house on Longview Road.
Police surrounded the house. The armored cars, called 'P.K.'s in police parlance, short for peace-keepers, shuttled combat gear clad police to and from the area for hours.
By 9 that evening, police learned the men were not in the house and nowhere to be found. They're asking help from the public to find a killer or killers.