Highway patrol investigating after armed man confronting officers shot and killed in Grandview


GRANDVIEW, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after an armed man who confronted officers with the Grandview Police Department was shot.

The incident was reported at Meadowmere Park off Byars Road around at 6:45 Sunday morning.

The Grandview Police Department received a 911 call of an apparent suicidal man who was armed with a handgun and wanted to confront officers at a local park.

Officers arrived at Meadowmere Park and observed the man from a distance.

The man, Lantz Stephenson, Jr., 17, of Grandview, died from his injuries at the hospital.

The highway patrol said the Stephenson suddenly aggressively approached officers with a handgun. The officers were challenged and threatened by the subject. The officers then fired their weapon, striking the subject.

No officers were injured in the incident.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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