Resident shoots robbery suspect dead in south KC at Timber Lake apartments, police say

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are on the scene of a deadly shooting near Red Bridge Road and Montgall Avenue Tuesday.

According to police, the initial call came in around 5 a.m. to report a disturbance involving shots fired.

Responding officers found one person dead about one block away from where the initial call came in. It took those officers about an hour to locate the victim.

Kari Thompson with the Kansas City Police Department said the man who was killed was trying to rob a couple as they were unloading their car.

"These victims complied, however the suspect became more aggressive and attempted to get them to go into the residence," Thompson said. "At that time, one of the victims got their firearms, fired and fired upon the suspect."

The suspect took off and later died.

One person is dead after a shooting in south Kansas City Tuesday morning.