KANSAS CITY, Kan. — An investigation is underway after a possible carjacking suspect was shot by officers with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and Kansas City, Kansas Police Department.
KCPD officers were pursuing a suspect involved in a possible carjacking on Thursday, just before noon, according to KCKPD.
The chase moved into Kansas where shots were fired just before noon near 18th and Parallel Avenue in KCK and the suspect was struck.
The shooting involved two officers, one with KCPD and one with KCKPD. A review of the video from in-car and body cameras, showed the suspect got out of the car, carrying a gun, ran towards 18th Street. During the foot chase the suspect turned and shot at officers and the officers returned fire, hitting the suspect.
The suspect, a 25 year old Hispanic male, was taken to the hospital for treatment and he has died from the injuries sustained in the shooting.
No officers were injured in the incident.
This shooting is being investigated by a multi-agency task force that includes the KCKPD, the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office.
Anyone with information or video from this incident can call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.