A carjacking suspect who exchanged gunfire with police officers Sunday morning in Kansas City, Kansas, has died, in line with police.
The suspect, a 25-year-old man who has not been publicly recognized, died at a hospital after he was struck within the change of gunfire about 11:47 a.m. at 18th Street and Parallel Parkway.
Nearly 20 minutes earlier, Kansas City, Missouri, police officers recognized a car and suspect in an armed carjacking that occurred Thursday in Kansas City, Kansas. They tried to cease the car close to Independence Avenue and Benton Boulevard, however the suspect didn’t yield, so officers started a pursuit, in line with police.
The chase went into Kansas City, Kansas, and ended when the suspect’s car crashed behind a comfort retailer, stated Nancy Chartrand, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. He then fled on foot, she stated.
Footage captured by officers’ physique and sprint cameras confirmed the suspect ran west towards 18th Street with a handgun, Chartrand advised reporters in an replace Sunday evening.
The suspect turned and shot at officers, who returned hearth and struck him, police stated.
Four Kansas City police officers in addition to one from Kansas City, Kansas, have been have been current, although it remained unclear which ones fired on the suspect, Chartrand stated.
“Who fired and how many times is part of the investigation,” she stated.
The officers concerned within the taking pictures, who haven’t been publicly recognized, have been positioned on paid go away pending the end result of the investigation, as is protocol. None have been injured within the change of gunfire.
Chartrand stated Sunday evening it’s “to be determined” if the video footage shall be made publicly out there.
Earlier within the day, Lisa Walker-Yeager, a candidate for 1st district commissioner in Wyandotte County, stated she hoped it could be.
“We need to have transparency,” she advised The Star on the scene.
The carjacking the person was suspected in occurred Thursday at 18th Street and Garfield Avenue, which is down the road from the place the taking pictures unfolded Sunday.
In the carjacking case, the sufferer advised officers he had been giving the suspect a experience when the suspect pulled out a handgun and demanded the car, in line with police. The suspect then took off with it.