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Two People Charged in Highway Shooting

Public Information Officer:
January 20th, 2022
Major Kevin Tieman,
Cass County Sheriff’s Office

Two people were arrested and two others were hospitalized Friday night following a shooting between two vehicles on Interstate 49 near East 307th Street, south of Harrisonville.

Criminal charges were filed on Saturday by the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office against Kawnn M. Parrish 29, and Colleen Riley, 28, both of Grand Prairie, Texas.

Around 11:00 Friday night deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of northbound I-49 and E. 307th after receiving a call of two people being shot in a car while traveling north on I-49. Deputies received information that the second car involved in the incident continued traveling north on I-49.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found a vehicle with what appeared to be numerous bullet holes in the side of the car and two occupants with gunshot injuries. Three deputies arrived on scene and began providing medical attention to the victims until ambulances arrived from the Central Cass Fire Protection District and Harrisonville. The victims, a 20-year-old man and 17-year-old woman from Carthage were transported to a Kansas City area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Deputies located the second vehicle involved, traveling northbound on I-49 north of Harrisonville. Deputies with the Criminal Apprehension Unit stopped the vehicle using a Grappler device and took Kawnn Parrish and Colleen Riley into custody without incident. A juvenile in the vehicle was released to the custody of the Division of Family Services.

Kawnn M. Parrish and Colleen Riley were both charged with Unlawful Use of Weapon, 2 counts Armed Criminal Action, 2 counts Assault 1st Degree and Accessory Armed Criminal Action, and bond is set at No Bond. Both are in custody at the Cass County Jail.

One victim is still hospitalized and another has been released from the hospital.

Two People Charged in Highway Shooting

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