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Charges filed against murder suspect who was shot by police after chase

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Jeremy L. Comstock in July of 2017. (KASPER) Jeremy L. Comstock in July of 2017. (KASPER)
Officers were involved in the pursuit of a red van which was believed to be occupied by a person of interest in the homicide.  The chase ended about 12:30 p.m. (Chopper5) Officers were involved in the pursuit of a red van which was believed to be occupied by a person of interest in the homicide.  The chase ended about 12:30 p.m. (Chopper5)
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UPDATE: The man involved in the high-speed chase on Thursday in the Northland, Jeremy Comstock, has been charged.

In Wyandotte County District Court, he was charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of kidnapping. 

The Clay County Prosecutor's Office said that they have charged him with first-degree assault, armed criminal action, and resisting a lawful stop. His bond is set at $250,000. 

Previous coverage below:

A homicide suspect is in custody after a high-speed police chase ended in the Northland.

Just after noon Thursday, Kansas City, Missouri police became involved in a pursuit of a vehicle driven by a homicide suspect said to be armed and dangerous in the area of U.S. Highway 169 south of Smithville.

The vehicle was initially seen in Grayson, Missouri in Clinton County, but the pursuit then went into Clay County before ending in KC. 

During the pursuit, the vehicle traveled at dangerous speeds, intentionally ran other cars off the road and went the wrong way on the highway purposely driving at oncoming cars, police said. The Clinton County Sheriff's Office said that speeds exceeded 90 mph during the chase.

The suspect, police say, also drove at pursuing law enforcement forcing them to take evasive action.

At the conclusion of the pursuit, the suspect’s vehicle spun out, facing officers. Shots were fired, and the suspect sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The Clinton County Sheriff's Office has identified that suspect as Jeremy Comstock from Bonner Springs, Kansas. They said Comstock had an active Kansas Department of Corrections Parole Warrant out for his arrest. 

A female passenger was also taken into custody at the scene and brought in for questioning, but police have not said if she is tied to the homicide. 

"This was a 20 to 30 minute pursuit where the suspect drove at oncoming cars. He drove cars off the roadway, he drove purposely and intentionally into cars. I'm really thankful that no one was hurt here today. I can tell you that his actions were above and beyond dangerous," Capt. Stacey Graves said. 

Southbound Interstate 35 traffic was shut down for several hours. 

This comes after Kansas City, KS police responded about 3:45 a.m. Thursday on a shooting in the area of 10th and Ivandale streets.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located a pickup truck in the middle of 10th Street occupied by a man in his mid-50s who had been shot.  The victim was rushed to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

It is believed the shooting happened in the area of 10th and Montana Avenue.

The identity of the victim will be released following positive identification and family notification.  

The incident remains under investigation by the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, who is encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. 

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