Armed suspect in custody after being shot by police in downtown KC

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An armed suspect is in custody after being shot by police when they attempted to drive their vehicle at officers in downtown Kansas City.

Officers were reported to be near Grand Slam Convenience at 6th and McGee just before 2 p.m. as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.

Officers were attempting to arrest the suspect whom they had made numerous narcotics purchases from. The male suspect attempted to drive toward officers vehicles, at which time his vehicle became disabled.

Police said the suspect then came out of his vehicle and was armed. Fearing for their safety, one officers fired his weapon at the suspect, striking him.

The suspect was taken into custody and is reported to be in critical but stable condition.

Officers have the area surrounding 6th and Grand shut down as they continue to investigate. Please avoid the area at this time.

This is a developing story. FOX4 has a crew on scene and will continue to update as additional information becomes available.

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