KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Police shot and killed a man Wednesday night after a long standoff that ended when the man threatened police with what police believed to be a grenade.
For more than 11 hours Kansas City police remained on the scene of a standoff Wednesday, with an armed and threatening man, who had been in and out of his house refusing to surrender. He was shot by police around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police were able to secure the hand grenade around 2 a.m., Thursday and the house was considered safe around 3:30 a.m.
"A little bit before 11 o'clock this evening he came out on the front porch and made a motion as if he was going to throw the hand grenade at one of our vehicles that were and one of our officers shot him," Captain Tye Grant with the Kansas City Police Department said.
Police say they got a call just before 11 a.m. from the Jackson County Sheriff's office that said a person was inside of a home in the 4400 block of Monroe, armed and wouldn't come out. Police believed he was armed with a hand grenade and rifle.
Family says his name is Tyrone Holman, and there was a reason he couldn’t leave the home. His family says it’s the same home where Holman shot and killed his twin brother in 2007.
They say he has been squatting in the home off and on ever since. Family says he has an emotional connection to the home that he could never let go of.
Friends of the suspect said they just hope the scene would end peacefully.
“That we have a peaceful resolution to all of this mess and maybe he gets some help,” said Rick Bishop.
Sheriff's deputies were at the scene in order to serve the man with an eviction notice.
Earlier on dozens of officers were at the scene including police from the tactical unit and the FBI.
Family members told FOX 4's Robert Townsend, who was on the scene Wednesday afternoon, that the man inside was 37-years old and is facing some mental challenges. Cpt. Grant said negotiators had been talking to him all day. Most of the time he was in an agitated state.
Grant said he was being 'put out' of the home, no longer authorized to live there.