KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A police chase that went across multiple states, counties and cities, led to a standoff in Platte City Wednesday night and ended with police shooting and killing the suspect.
The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department confirmed with FOX4 the suspect is 26-year-old Mekiah D. Harris. He was a suspect in a homicide early Sunday morning at Sammy’s Tavern near 6th Street and Tenny Ave.
The chase started around 9:30 p.m. on southbound I-35 in Kansas City, Missouri, and continued into the Johnson County, Kansas, area.
The chase continued into Bonner Springs and Kansas City, Kansas, with Harris driving on the wrong side of I-435 heading north.
Officers were able to use stop sticks to blow out the front tires of Harris’ vehicle after it crossed back into Missouri where the chase ended near NW 132nd Street and Ridgeview Drive in Platte City.
Officers said Harris then left the vehicle and a brief standoff occurred in the yard of the home.
Both the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Kansas City Police Department said their officers were involved in a shooting.
The Platte County Sheriff’s Office will lead the investigation into the police shooting.
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