Highway patrol says KCPD officer injured, suspect dead after shooting near 63rd and Prospect

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A shooting investigation is underway Thursday that injured a Kansas City Police officer and left one other person dead.

KCPD said the shooting incident happened at 63rd and Prospect just before 6 p.m.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said KCPD and impact unit were searching for a man wanted for a stop order tied to an active aggravated assault investigation.

Officers identified the suspect inside a BP gas station. A fight broke out when officers attempted to arrest the suspect inside the gas station.

Initially there were two officers, then there was a struggle and more officers came to help.

During the struggle, the suspect got his own handgun out and shot an officer in the leg. The officer returned fire at the suspect.

The male suspect has been pronounced dead.

The injured officer was taken to an area hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

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