Police request help in identifying suspect in gas station robbery and shooting

Police have released a photo of a Ford Taurus and asked the public to help identify a suspect in a case of pistol-whipping and robbery on Thursday morning near 18th and Grandview. The photo has been inverted. (Photo from Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department)

Kansas City, Kansas, police are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in an aggravated robbery and aggravated battery at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at a gas station in the 300 block of North 18th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

A victim was pumping gas when the suspect pistol-whipped the victim to the ground, shot him and attempted to take his vehicle, a police spokesman stated. The location is near 18th and Grandview.

The suspect fled in a light blue Ford Taurus, thought to be a year 2000 to 2007 model, police stated. The Taurus appeared to be displaying a temporary tag, according to police. The vehicle has two different rim styles on the driver’s side.

Anyone with information may call the Police Department at 913-573-6000.

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