Search continues for gunman who opened fire on officer in southeast Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man is wanted for allegedly shooting at police in southeast Kansas City. The man is still on the run -- and officers spent hours looking for him on Thursday.

Police say that an undercover cop was driving in the area of 55th and Cambridge Avenue investigating another incident when a man stepped out of a home on Cambridge and shot at the officer as he drove by.

People in the normally quiet neighborhood were awakened by the sound of gunshots, at least two, one witness told FOX 4’s Shannon O’Brien. The woman did not want to be identified because the guy is still on the run.

“So I was just scared to death and then the police started coming around and that scared me and then one came on my patio and then another on the patio,” she said. “And what really scared me is when I saw that big old SWAT truck. I never seen those, just on TV, but a SWAT truck that close to you, wow, that should have been something else!”

During the search for the suspect, police used their heavy equipment, as well as drones to search the area and sources say they sent a robot into the home. The neighborhood was taken over officers who surround the home for nearly five hours.

While he would not go on camera, the man who owns this house says his son, daughter-in-law and grandchild live there and were in the house at the time of the incident, but he would not confirm that it is his son whom police are looking for. Police ask that if you have any information about this incident to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.