Mohammed Whitaker, 27, of Grandview, Mo., was charged with 18 felony counts related ta recent series of highway shootings in the Kansas City area, reports the city’s Star. More charges may be added, prosecutors said. A series of at least 12 shootings started in early March, with the latest on April 6. Three victims were wounded in the spree.
Authorities said they knew of no motive, they believe Whitaker acted alone and that he had little criminal record. Whitaker was arrested Thursday night after police raided his residence. Tactical officers towed away a green Dodge Neon with Illinois license plates. The plates were registered to the suspect's father, who said he was shocked by the developments. “I thought everything was okay with him,” his father said. “I just thought he was working and trying to pay off his college bills.”