Man shot, killed by KC officers ID’d

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City, Mo., police shot and killed a suspect in connection to an overnight theft.

He has been identified by police as 24-year-old Ryan L. Stokes.

Police shot and killed a man in downtown Kansas City on July 28, 2013. (WDAF-TV)

Police shot and killed a man in downtown Kansas City on July 28, 2013. (WDAF-TV)

Police were called to the area of 13th and Grand around 3 a.m. Sunday.

When officers found Stokes, he ran off. When officers were able to catch up with him, he showed a gun to officers.

"When he failed to drop it after being ordered to do so by an officer, that officer shot him," a news release said.

Stokes was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No other information was immediately available by police.

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