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Two receive rewards in highway shooter investigation

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Mohammed P. Whitaker, 27, of Grandview is accused of shooting at vehicles along Kansas City highways and wounding three drivers. Mohammed P. Whitaker, 27, of Grandview is accused of shooting at vehicles along Kansas City highways and wounding three drivers.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV/AP) -

Two people received $4,000 rewards each last week for providing information that led officers to arrest a suspect in the recent highway shooting investigation.

Mohammed P. Whitaker, 27, of Grandview is accused of shooting at vehicles along Kansas City highways and wounding three drivers.

"Community cooperation was integral to solving this case, as it is in so many other things our department does," Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte said.

The two called police at different times and provided critical information to investigators.

They split the $8,000 reward put up by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Whitaker appeared in Jackson County court last week for his preliminary hearing on 18 felony counts stemming from highway shootings that started in early March. He is being held on $1 million bond.

The judge bound his case over for arraignment on May 19.

Police say they had Whitaker under surveillance for a week before arresting him April 18 in Grandview, only a few miles from an area where many of the shootings occurred.

Copyright 2014 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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