Officers shoot, injure suspected carjacker in KCMO

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man is in the hospital with life threatening injuries and two Kansas City, Mo., police officers are on paid administrative leave after shooting him.

Police said the shooting happened around 2:20 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18. Officers spotted the man in a stolen SUV in an alley in the area of Independence and Cypress in Kansas City. Police suspected him in an armed carjacking about half an hour earlier in the area of Independence and Brooklyn.

Two police officers shot the man several times. Kansas City, Mo., Police Sgt. Marissa Barnes said officers only use their weapons as a last resort.

“They have to feel threatened themselves, or they feel that someone else is in danger of being hurt or killed,” she said. “So that is typically the only reason we would fire our weapons.”

It’s unclear at this time if the man had a weapon at the time of the shooting, but police said a weapon was used in the carjacking he’s suspected of. Police continue to investigate.

Both officers are on paid administrative leave, which is protocol in police shootings.

The man’s name has not been released.

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