KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A police chase ended in a KCK neighborhood, causing an unexpected interruption for two home schooled children. The chase started at K-32 and Kansas Avenue, and ended with one person being taken into custody at North 59th and Cernech.
Dozens of law enforcement officers with KCK police and the Wyandotte County Sheriff`s Office and the Missouri Highway Patrol descended on the neighborhood. Several officers lined the street, while others armed with guns and on the go looked for a man and woman who led officers on a high-speed chase that ended right outside Kelly Davies’ home.
“It`s kind of scary. I look out and there`s cops running down Cernech and there were cops lining up three houses up past my house, and it was a little bit nerve-wrecking,” she said.
Investigators say they first spotted the man and woman on KCK`s south side. Police say about 30 minutes later, when they tried to approach the pair and question them about a recent shooting of a man on North 36th Street, the male driver and his passenger hopped in a black Chevrolet pickup.
“We would see the vehicle and it would take off at a high rate of speed in another direction,” said Officer Tom Tomasic.
Police say the pair just wouldn`t stop as they two sped down several streets.
“All over the place; went out Holiday Drive, which goes past Lake Quivira all the way out to 435, came back north on 435, got off on Kansas Avenue,” said Officer Tomasic.
After leading officers on a 15 mile chase, police say the daring duo got to the neighborhood and dashed into some woods. Paramedics put the woman on a stretcher because police say she passed out.
Police and their canine never caught the elusive male suspect.