I-49 shooting leaves 2 injured, 2 charged
CASS COUNTY, Mo. – Prosecutors file charges after an I-49 shooting leaves two Carthage residents injured.
Emergency personnel took the victims, a 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old woman from Carthage to a Kansas City area hospital with life-threatening injuries. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, one of the victims has since been released from the hospital.
I-49 Shooting Details
The crime happened October 1, 2021, on Interstate 49 near East 307th Street, south of Harrisonville. Cass County deputies responded to a call around 11:00 p.m. Friday night. The reporting party said two people were shot.
The second car involved continued traveling north on the interstate.
Emergency personnel from the Central Cass Fire Protection District and Harrisonville responded to the scene.
Deputies found the second vehicle involved traveling north. The Criminal Apprehension Unit stopped the vehicle using a Grappler device. Deputies took Kawnn Parrish and Colleen Riley into custody without incident. A juvenile was also in the vehicle. Authorities released the juvenile to the custody of the Division of Family Services.
The day after the shooting, the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office filed several charges against Kawnn M. Parrish, 29, and Colleen Riley, 28, both of Grand Prairie, Texas.
- Unlawful Use of Weapon
- 2 counts Armed Criminal Action
- 2 counts Assault 1st Degree
- Accessory Armed Criminal Action
They have no bond.
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