Kansas City police shoot and wound wanted man who drove at them while fleeing stop

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police say a man wanted on a warrant was shot by officers after he drove at them in an SUV while fleeing their attempted stop on Thursday afternoon.

This started in an area just off of Independence Avenue at Roberts Street and Indiana Avenue at about 1 p.m.

According to the police department, they were trying to stop the man with a felony warrant out for his arrest, when he began ramming police cars with his Ford Expedition.

He hit and disabled two police cars and went off road and struck multiple chain link fences. During this time, he drove toward an officer and the officer fired a shot at the vehicle.

After this, the suspect continued to ram parked cars while fleeing the scene.

Officers then responded to the area of 20th and Askew, where they found the abandoned Ford Expedition. They found the suspect inside of a home in the area and he was taken into custody about 30 minutes after the incident began.

He was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound and was last reported to be in fair condition. None of the officers involved were injured.

The suspect's name has not yet been released.

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