KCK police say man officer shot, killed was armed and confronted them during investigation

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The allegedly armed man KCK police shot on Wednesday while conducting an investigation has died.

The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. near 24th and Wood.

Police say they were conducting a narcotics investigation in the area and while attempting to make an arrest, the man, who was armed, confronted them. Police say during that confrontation, an officer shot the man. The man died from his injuries.

 

The man is described as someone in his mid-20s.

No officers were injured.

The officer involved is a 21 year veteran of the department. He has been placed on administrative leave. This investigation is being conducted by the Major Case Unit of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department and will be reviewed by the Officer Involved Critical Incident Team.