A Kansas City, Kansas police captain has been shot and reported killed Tuesday afternoon.
KSHB-TV reported the captain was killed pursuing shooting suspects.
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A Kansas City, Kansas, police captain has died following a shooting early Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple sources.
…According to police, officers responded to a shots fired call at 1:33 p.m. at Second and Edgerton.
The caller said multiple people were shooting at him from a vehicle. Officers arrived at the scene at 1:37 p.m., and the suspects fled from the vehicle. An officer took one person into custody. As the second officer pursued the other suspects and made contact with one of them at 1:57 p.m., multiple shots were fired, and the officer was hit.
The officer was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Authorities said he was wearing a bullet-resistant vest…
Chief Terry Zeigler earlier had posted an initial report of an officer down.
We have an officer shot at 22nd & Haskell. Start prayers, unknown condition.
— Terry Zeigler (@KCKPDChief) July 19, 2016
“We have an officer shot at 22nd & Haskell. Start prayers, unknown condition.”