Man charged with 7 counts of assault for alleged involvement in Westport shooting
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prosecutors filed charges against a man on Monday for his alleged involvement in a shooting that injured six people in Westport early Sunday morning.
Kelvin Clark was charged with seven counts of first-degree assault and one count of armed-criminal action.
Court records say around 3:20 a.m., officers patrolling the Westport area heard multiple shots fired into a group of people.
Six people were reportedly struck and one of them sustained critical injuries. Police say all the others sustained non-life threatening injuries.
At the scene, a victim told police he noticed some “guys who gave him weird vibes” before the incident began. He said he was struck by a black vehicle in the parking lot at 560 Westport Road, knocking him to the ground. The victim said as he got up and ran, he heard shots fired and was shot in the thigh.
Video from an area business showed the black vehicle hit the man, then two suspect exiting the vehicle, and firing at the man and in the direction of a group of people.
As police arrived on the scene, the shooters then got into the car and attempted to flee the scene. Police said the driver “overtly drove” at one of the officers, who opened fire on the suspects in the vehicle. The driver then crashed into a private security vehicle at 39th Street and Southwest Trafficway.
A witness saw two men exit the vehicle, running. One dropped a gun. Officers took Clark into custody.
A female suspect still inside the car was also taken into custody. She told police she ducked when gunfire started, according to court records.
No officers were injured in the shooting.
Clark’s bond was set at $250,000.