KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police took one person into custody they believe may be responsible for a fatal shooting in Grandview and two other shootings in Kansas City.
Around 8:19 a.m. Wednesday, Kansas City police were called to a shooting at Ruskin Way and Sycamore Terrace. Minutes later, officers were called to a second shooting at Longview Road and Food Lane. Police said injuries from both shootings are considered non-life threatening.
Officers said the suspect in both shootings match a similar description and was seen with a similar vehicle.
A short time later, Grandview police were called to a deadly shooting involving a suspect and vehicle with a similar description as the shootings in Kansas City.
Just before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers located the vehicle and took the suspect into custody. KCPD has not released any additional information about the suspect.
In the video player above, you can hear police as they approach the suspect, shouting for him to get down. Other footage shows the moments right after he was arrested Wednesday.
All three of the shooting happened less than 2 miles from each other.
“When I ran there and I saw that this man was slumped over, I immediately ran to his door,” said Phyllis Harrison, who ran to try and save the life of one victim before he died.
“He was gasping and slowly breathing, and I lifted him up to try and help him. I saw at least seven bullet holes in his body and one in his throat,” Harrison said.
She said she was too late. The victim died on the scene.
“I said a prayer before he took his last breath, so that was enough for me. I’m comfortable. I hope he rest in peace,” Harrison said.
Grandview police have not yet identified the victim of the fatal shooting.
Within 3 hours, police tracked down the suspect and made an arrest while he was walking just 5 minutes from where he’s accused of killing that man.
Police were then able to track down his vehicle a street over from where he was arrested.
In exclusive video in the player above, you can see officers searching the vehicle before they towed it away.
A law enforcement source tells FOX4 the suspect was wearing a backpack, so they are in the process of getting search warrants for that and for the truck.