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Police Target Four Other Suspected Gang Members

Police are asking for tips on the whereabouts of four other suspected gang members.

By Sylvia Maria Gross


Kansas City, MO – Police have charged a second man found at a North Kansas City apartment over the weekend with harboring a fugitive. Kendale Dawkins was arrested coming out of his apartment on Saturday, just before police went in to find Shauntay Henderson, the suspected gang leader who was briefly on the FBI's 10 most wanted list. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has more.


Police believe that Shauntay Henderson's return to Kansas City earlier this year rekindled neighborhood rivalries and led to a series of shootings in early March. A subsequent police crackdown in a few East side neighborhoods resulted in six arrests of young men, who Chief Jim Corwin says have been terrorizing the area.

TAPE: CORWIN: What we understand now is that these gangs are actually geographically based gangs. They're associates, they've known each other for a long time. It's not like you're Bloods and Crips, we've known about in the 80s.

Corwin called for tips on the whereabouts of four other young men (pictured) also believed to be gang members. He says the neighborhoods have been quieter since the recent arrests.


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