KC marker now recalls Bonnie and Clyde shootout
Thursday, July 21, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A historical marker now stands at the site of 1933 shootout in Kansas City involving infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.
The marker was dedicated this week at the Ambassador Building at Kansas City International Airport, near the former site of the Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabins. That’s where in 1933, officers from Platte and Jackson Counties and the Missouri Highway Patrol tried to capture Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker and other members of the “Barrow gang.”
The marker says 13 lawmen surrounded them, but the outlaws shot their way out and escaped.
One member of the gang was mortally wounded and another suffered eye injuries. Platte County Sheriff Holt Coffey and two locals also were wounded.