KANSAS CITY, Kan. — One person is dead after a Kansas City, Kansas, police shooting Friday night, police say.
Police said the deadly shooting happened near N. 52nd Street and Georgia Avenue.
A spokesperson for the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, which is now leading the investigation, said KCK officers were called to the area on a drug overdose around 6 p.m.
Officers went inside of a home and found an adult man and an adult woman unresponsive. EMS administered NARCAN and took them to the hospital, where they are currently listed in stable condition.
Shortly afterward, one person was seen leaving the scene on a bicycle, and police called out to stop the man.
Officials claim there was an altercation between one officer and the person about a half-mile from the scene and the officer shot the man.
Police allege the man had a firearm, but it’s not clear if he showed it or fired it during the altercation.
The KCPD spokesperson said KCK officers immediately started performing life-saving measures, but when EMS responded, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim was identified as 50 year old John Anderton.
In addition to the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the shooting.
The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477.)