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Suspect shot by police after firing at officers near 34th and Brooklyn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One person was shot by officers Tuesday night after firing at police during a traffic stop just a few blocks from 71 Highway.

KCPD spokesman Darin Snapp said around 6:15 p.m. police tried to pull over a driver for a traffic violation near 34th Street and Brooklyn Avenue. The driver sped off, hit an unknown object near 34th and Garfield and then ran from officers on foot.

Snapp said the male suspect turned and began shooting at officers. They returned fire, striking the man. He ran again, but was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital in serious but stable condition, Snapp said. Police believe he was shot in the ankle.

Two officers were involved in the incident. At this time, police believe both officers shot at the suspect. Crews were on scene for several hours, gathering evidence.

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