hile apparently high on meth, a Kansas City man allegedly entered a home where his child was playing and aimed a loaded handgun at multiple adults inside.
At about 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, the suspect, 39-year-old Ryan Price, allegedly gained entry into a residence near Parkville and threatened the homeowners by sweeping the gun’s red laser across their chest. One male fled the scene and notified police about the very fluid situation.
According to court documents, the suspect continued to threaten the female victim with the loaded gun and warned her if she contacted authorities, he wouldn’t surrender without being killed.
Eventually, the female victim was able to escape, but not without leaving behind the child she shared with the suspect.
When Sgt. Destry Kamphefner arrived at the scene, the officer spotted the child through an open doorway at the Parkville residence. Sgt. Kamphefner was able to remove the young child, who was wearing nothing but underwear, from the residence and take the child to safety.
Over the next 11 hours, law enforcement officers from four different agencies attempted to contact the possible suicidal suspect over the telephone and loudspeaker. At the scene of the standoff were 28 Platte County deputies, 11 Clay County deputies, two North Kansas City officers, one Riverside officer, South Platte Fire personnel, NRAD ambulance personnel, an Evergy utility employee and a Spire utility employee.
Eventually, SWAT officers with the Platte County and Clay County sheriff’s offices executed a search warrant on the residence and detained Ryan Price. Near the suspect, within an arm’s reach, was a 9 mm handgun with “15 unspent rounds of ammunition, including one live round in the chamber,” states court documents.
Police say they also recovered methamphetamine and a second handgun concealed inside his pants, according to court documents.
The Platte County Prosecutor’s Office charged Price with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance. He is being held inside the Platte County Detention Center without the possibility of making bail.