Mar 16, 2023

KC man fired automatic weapon at police during high-speed chase

Posted Mar 16, 2023 4:57 PM
Singleton-photo Jackson Co.
Singleton-photo Jackson Co.

KANSAS CITY—A Kansas City man has been charged with Assault 1st Degree of a Law Enforcement Officer and other felonies after he was seen shooting with a gun later determined to be altered to be fully automatic at a chasing Cass County Sheriff's Deputy, according to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.

Kainon K. Singleton, 25, faces felony criminal charges of the Class A Felony of Assault 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Resisting Arrest and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.

According to court records, early Friday Kansas City police officers notified Grandview police that they were conducting surveillance on a moving vehicle that was subject of a multi-agency burglary investigation.

Cass County deputies soon joined the high-speed pursuit of the vehicle and deployed stop sticks. As the pursuit neared 140th Street in Grandview, the suspect fired at officers.

Soon after, Cass County deputies deployed a heavy-duty nylon net that snagged the vehicle and it stopped. The defendant exited the vehicle and an officer pursued him on foot until he took the suspect to the ground. A handgun was recovered that had been modified to be fully automatic.

A second gun altered to be fully automatic was recovered from the passenger, a woman. Inside the vehicle, officers found merchandise from an Overland Park, Kan., store that recently was burglarized and from a liquor store in Clay County.

Singleton told an officer who asked to talked to him,  "All that sh** is on me. I was driving and she was in the back seat." He remains jailed on a $250,000 cash bond.