Reported case of self-defense ends in death near 39th and Indiana

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police are investigating after a person was shot to death near 39th and Indiana Tuesday.

Police say around 11:15 a.m., a man walked into the business "A Toy Box," armed with a firearm. The man appeared to be upset with the owner, whom he knew.

Investigators tell FOX 4 there was a scuffle between the two men regarding control of the firearm and during the fight the gun went off.  The man who came into the business carrying the gun died.

Police have not yet said if the man was a customer of the business, which provides maintenance and restores vehicles.

The owner, who was taken to the police department for questioning, told police he acted in self-defense. The case file will be submitted to the prosecutor to determine whether criminal charges will be filed.

Witnesses at a nearby dry cleaners describe hearing a popping sound seven to eight times at the time of the shooting.