Authorities had been tracking suspect Mohammed Whitaker, 27, at his Grandview home, south of Kansas City, after receiving tips from the public.
“Tonight might be a good night’s sleep. It’s been few nights [like that] for so many of us,” Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference after Whitaker was charged.
Of the 18 charges, two are for shooting into a motor vehicle and striking someone, seven are for shooting into a motor vehicle and nine are for armed criminal action.
Whitaker was arrested Thursday from his home, just south of the Grandview Triangle — a meeting of highways where most of the shootings occurred. Others happened in nearby suburban communities surrounding Kansas City.