Platte City police have made a breakthrough in the investigation of a deadly shooting at the local Wendy’s parking lot. The incident took place on Running Horse Road and Platte Falls Road, around 6:20 p.m. last Wednesday.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered two men who had been shot. Both victims were promptly transported to the hospital, where one sadly succumbed to his injuries, while the other remains in critical condition.
Authorities have since identified the deceased victim as 18-year-old Kareem Z. Hassan. Platte City police revealed that they managed to zero in on a suspect, thanks to the assistance of the community. After following up on over 70 leads and investing countless hours into the investigation, they arrested a 22-year-old man named Terrion M. Gully-Henry.
Gully-Henry is currently in custody, but he has been charged only with attempting to deliver a controlled substance, and not with Hassan’s death. Platte City Police Chief Joe Wellington Jr. explained that they intend to present their case and the evidence gathered to the prosecutor’s office for further examination.
While the investigation is ongoing, the arrest of a suspect offers some progress towards justice in this tragic incident. Authorities continue to urge anyone with additional information regarding the shooting to come forward and cooperate with law enforcement.
1. What happened at the Wendy’s parking lot in Platte City?
On a Wednesday evening, a deadly shooting occurred at the Wendy’s parking lot located on Running Horse Road and Platte Falls Road.
2. Who were the victims involved?
Two men were shot during the incident. Sadly, one of the victims, identified as 18-year-old Kareem Z. Hassan, passed away, while the other victim remains in critical condition.
3. Has a suspect been apprehended?
Yes, the Platte City police have arrested a 22-year-old man named Terrion M. Gully-Henry in connection with the shooting. However, he has currently been charged only with attempting to deliver a controlled substance, not with the murder of Kareem Z. Hassan.
4. What happens next in the investigation?
The Platte City Police Department intends to present their case, including the evidence gathered, to the prosecutor’s office for further review. The investigation is still ongoing, and any additional information from the community is encouraged and welcomed by law enforcement.