US

US
Last Updated:

Police officers in Kansas City shot and killed a homicide suspect in a ride-hailing vehicle Friday during an exchange of gunfire, authorities said.

Police fatally shoot homicide suspect in exchange of gunfire

Police officers in Kansas City shot and killed a homicide suspect in a ride-hailing vehicle Friday during an exchange of gunfire, authorities said.

Sgt. Bill Lowe, a spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said officers stopped the vehicle in which the man was riding around 12:30 p.m. in an area near the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. The other occupants followed orders to exit the vehicle, but the suspect refused to do so, he added.

The preliminary investigation found that the man pointed a handgun at himself before shooting at officers, Lowe said. He noted that the officers then returned fire, striking the man. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. No officers were hurt.

The patrol, which is investigating the shooting, did not immediately release the man’s name.

Police said officers were stopping the vehicle while investigating the killing of Shermaine Taylor, who was pronounced dead Wednesday in an alley.

This story has not been edited by www.republicworld.com and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.

(Image Pixabay)

(Disclaimer: This story has not been edited by www.republicworld.com and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published:

XL subscribe to our newsletter banner

Get the latest news and advice on COVID-19, direct from the experts in your inbox. Join hundreds of thousands who trust experts by subscribing to our newsletter.

Send your news and stories to us news@climaxradio.co.uk or newstories@climaxnewsroom.com and WhatsApp: +447747873668.

Before you go...

Democratic norms are being stress-tested all over the world, and the past few years have thrown up all kinds of questions we didn't know needed clarifying – how long is too long for a parliamentary prorogation? How far should politicians be allowed to intervene in court cases? To monitor these issues as closely as we have in the past we need your support, so please consider donating to The Climax News Room.

Leave a Reply