KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Authorities shot and killed a man suspected of shooting three Kansas City police officers, a newspaper reported.
The suspect died Sunday (July 15) afternoon after barricading himself in a house in the southeast part of the city, The Kansas City Star reported. Police said the suspect emerged from the home and was killed in an exchange of gunfire.
The newspaper reported that all three officers were expected to live.
Police spokesman Sgt. Jacob Becchina said the first two officers were shot during an undercover operation at a motel less than 2 miles from Kauffman Stadium, where the Kansas City Royals baseball team plays. The suspect then fled in a vehicle with another person, who was arrested when officers found the vehicle.
The suspect barricaded himself inside of a home about a mile from the motel. He shot the third officer in the arm during the standoff, the newspaper reported.
The suspect was a person of interest in the fatal shooting earlier this month of a University of Missouri-Kansas City student was fatally wounded during a robbery.
Authorities are searching for a suspect in the shooting of two police officers in Kansas City, Missouri.
Police spokesman Jacob Becchina said Sunday (July 15) that the officers’ conditions aren’t available.
Officers with assault rifles blocked off the area around where the shooting happened Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Star reports that worshippers at the United Believers Community Church were urged to leave the area as soon as possible.