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3:08 PM CST on January 22, 2019
6:00 AM CST on January 23, 2019
Ice Pellets
Tuesday 90%
High 43° / Low 19°
Ice Pellets
Cloudy with a wintry mix. Lows overnight in the upper teens.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10%
High 31° / Low 24°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 31F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10%
High 28° / Low 8°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Morning high of 28F with temps falling to near 15. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Snow Showers
Friday 40%
High 35° / Low 13°
Snow Showers
Mostly cloudy with snow showers during the morning. High near 35F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10%
High 32° / Low 28°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 32F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 10%
High 46° / Low 33°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 46F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Monday 40%
High 36° / Low 10°
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Morning high of 36F with temps falling to near 25. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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Blair Shanahan Lane shooting update

Charges filed in July 4, 2011 shooting

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Thursday the filing of charges against a Kansas City man in connection with the July 4, 2011 shooting of Blair Shanahan-Lane.

Aaron Sullivan, 50, faces felony counts of Involuntary Manslaughter and Armed Criminal Action. According to court documents filed today, Sullivan had been shooting his .9mm Glock handgun on July 4, 2011. Testing revealed the bullet that caused the death of Blair Shanahan-Lane came from Sullivan’s .9 mm Glock handgun. $25,000/10% bond has been set.

The Honorable Mike Talboy, Missouri State Representative from the 37th District, joined Jean Peters Baker at the press conference to announce that he will sponsor new legislation to make it a class D felony to discharge a firearm within city limits.

From the Probable Cause Statement

On July 4th, 2011, several adults and children were celebrating with fireworks in back of the residence at 4321 Pittman Road, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. At about 9: 13 PM, Blair Shanahan-Lane, an II year old child (W/F, 01124/00), was standing with several other children waiting her tnm to set off her fireworks when she suddenly fell to the ground. The supervising adults immediately rushed to the unresponsive child and paramedics were called. Blair Shanahan-Lane was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital in extremely critical condition where a bullet was discovered in her neck. She was pronounced dead on 07/05111 and, after an autopsy, the manner of death was ruled a homicide on 07/07/11.

The next day detectives canvassed the surrounding area in an effort to detennine where the apparent random gunshot might have come from. They went to the office of the Whispering Lakes apartment complex, at 10415 E 43rd St. The office is roughly 1000 feet from the location where the child was struck by the bullet, with a small lake in between. The detectives discovered spent .9mm shell casings around the back of the office, on the wooden dock and in the water. Detectives checked with office personel and learned that the only person working the previous evening around the office had been Aaron Sullivan, B/M, 02/12/61, who had been monitoring the swimming pool until about 9:00 PM.

Aaron Sullivan was contacted anti admitted that he and three of his friends had fired his .9mm Glock handgun around the back of the office from about 8:50 PM until 9:30 PM on the night of July 4th.

Aaron Sullivan gave pennission and signed a consent for the detectives to take and examine his handgun.

On 07/11/11 firearms experts from the Crime Laboratory determined that the bullet removed from the neck of Blair Shanahan-Lane had been fired from the .9mm Glock handgun recovered from Aaron Sullivan.

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