Suspect dead, KCPD officer in very critical condition following shooting near 31st and Van Brunt

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police say a second shooting involving a police officer has happened on Thursday, this one at 31st and Van Brunt. This was reported shortly after 4:30 p.m.

Kansas City police confirm a male officer was shot in the head and rushed to Truman Medical Center and is currently in surgery and is in very critical condition.

Police say the suspect involved in the incident is dead.

Officers were responding to a disturbance call of a man waiving a gun in a parking lot. When police arrived the suspect ran and officers began chasing him when shots were fired.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is leading the investigation into what led to the incident.

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