KC Man, Michael D. Moore Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearms Following Armed Standoff with Police Officers
KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) A Kansas City, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to illegally possessing a firearm following a brief armed standoff with police officers and a foot chase.
Michael D. Moore, 31, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Moore was arrested on Monday, Aug. 17. Officers who had been surveilling Moore followed him into a parking lot near 2310 E. 9th St., Kansas City, Mo. As officers drove into the parking lot with their red and blue lights flashing, Moore got out of the BMW SUV, took cover behind the vehicle, and drew a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun from his waistband. Moore pointed his firearm directly at police officers as he attempted to take a position of cover behind his vehicle. Moore fled as additional police cars entered the parking lot, throwing away his handgun. Moore then laid on the ground about 15 feet away from the firearm, and was taken into custody. Officers recovered the firearm, which was loaded with 16 live rounds in the 16-round high-capacity magazine and one live round in the chamber.