The woman, it turns out, has a son, 17, who ran out the back door when the shooting started.
Several things catch cops’ attention:
- No fresh bullet marks are found on the house.
- A fully-loaded pistol-grip Mossberg 88 shotgun is found on the ground next to the house behind two parked cars - a perfect firing position toward the street.
- Handgun shell casings are all over the sidewalk in front of the house.
- A bullet hole is found in the house across the street, and in a van in front of that house.
Police suspect - and the woman confirms, under close questioning by PO Sandy Carrera (above, right) ("No BS, OK?") that her son fired shots at the passing vehicle.
About this time police receive a call that a youth has shown up with a gunshot wound to the arm. At a separate location, police find the green Chevrolet Caprice the woman said was the vehicle used in the drive-by.
Soon the son will return to the scene, minutes behind a live, late-breaking TV news crew dipping into this drama. It's about to get ugly.
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Anatomy of a KCK drive-by: 1
On patrol with the KCKPD
On patrol tonight with the KCKPD