UPDATE: The victim in this homicide has been identified as 36-year-old Carl Stewart.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person is in custody after exchanging gunfire with police in south Kansas City Tuesday morning. 

Kansas City police say just before 5 a.m. they received a call for an armed disturbance at the Days Inn & Suites at 8601 Hillcrest Road. 

When police arrived on the scene, they located a man inside the hotel with gunshot wounds. Officers began performing life-saving measures on the victim, but EMS later pronounced the man dead at the scene. 

A witness then notified police of a male suspect running away from the scene and officers began chasing after him. As the man approached East 87th Street and Interstate 435, police noticed the man had a gun and officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect. 

It’s unclear whether the officers or the suspect fired the first shot. KCPD says the suspect and officers were not injured in the shooting. 

KCPD spokesperson Donna Drake said because no one was struck during the shooting exchange, KCPD will be investigating the police shooting as well as the homicide.  

Anyone with information about the deadly shooting at the Days Inn, or the police shooting is encouraged to call detectives at 816-234-5043, or call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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