From the Kansas City Star of December 31, 2005
Slaying of intruder raises KC toll to 127
A 50-year-old Kansas City man died Friday when he was shot after returning to the house of a woman who had a full order of protection against him.
Police said the shooter apparently acted in self-defense after the man forced his way into a house in the 11300 block of Orchard Road in south Kansas City and threatened several residents.
According to police, the man entered the home about 9:30 p.m. Thursday and threatened residents with a knife. One of the residents began struggling with the man, and a second resident shot the intruder in the leg.
The intruder was taken to a hospital, where he died Friday morning. His identity was not released Friday. The Jackson County prosecutor’s office will review the case to see if any charges should be filed.
The slaying marked the 127th homicide in Kansas City this year, compared with 90 at the same time last year.
Police said that one of the residents had obtained a Jackson County Circuit Court order of protection against the man who was shot.
Court records show that in March, a woman living at the house filed a request for a protection order, alleging that a man she identified as her spouse had “repeatedly” struck her in the face with an open hand and threatened her. She wrote in the request that the man “is taking his paranoia out on me.”
He was served with the order, removed from the residence on Orchard and ordered to have no contact with the woman, according to the court documents.
But the next day he allegedly made a phone call to her from the Orchard address and told her “you better not come around here.” Police were summoned, and officers found him hiding in the attic.