KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Clay County deputy shot and killed a man Monday night at a Motel 6 in the Northland, officials say.
Kansas City police, who are leading the investigation, said at about 4:15 p.m., a deputy conducted a car check at the motel's parking lot, which is located on N. Randolph Road, just off Interstate 435.
Police said the deputy was not called to the motel but was on routine patrol. It's unclear what prompted the vehicle check, but police said there was then some sort of altercation. The deputy shot and killed 26-year-old Cody R. McClintick in the parking lot. Investigators learned he had a firearm on him.
The deputy was not injured.
Shortly after 7 p.m., investigators found possible explosive devices inside the car, and the bomb and arson squad was called to the scene. They later learned they were not explosives.
KCPD said the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043.