Kansas city shooting: Suspect was shot and killed by police officers after called on for drug overdose in Georgia Avenue

Kansas City shooting
Kansas City shooting


One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Kansas City, Kansas, this evening. Let’s see more about the Kansas City shooting.

Kansas City shooting: What happened?

The suspect was shot and killed by police officers responding for a drug overdose in Georgia Avenue.

Officers were called to the 5400 block of Haskell Avenue, just before six o’clock to respond to an opioid overdose.

When police and EMS arrived at the house, they saw a man in his 20s fleeing on a bicycle away. That person’s description was broadcast on the radio.

One male and one female adult were discovered unconscious in the house. They were revived by the NARCAN administration, and EMS took them to a nearby hospital.

Suspect killed by the police:

After hearing the fleeing suspect’s description, an officer quickly tracked him down in the 5200 block of Rowland Avenue (about half a mile from the house) and made contact with him.

In the course of that interaction, the cop fired his gun, striking the suspect.

Before EMS arrived and declared him dead, police and a deputy from the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office tried to save his life.

No cops were hurt during the interaction. A gun was found next to the suspect.

The involved officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending evaluation under the departmental procedure.

Detectives from the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office and the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department are now investigating the incident.

Kansas City shooting
Kansas City shooting scene

Police investigation:

Homicide detectives from Kansas City were at the location on Friday night to search for any potential witnesses.

A “slow and methodical” search for evidence was conducted by crime scene personnel, according to officer Donna Drake.

“Once we’ve released the scene, there’s really no going back,” Drake said, adding: “So we’re going to take the time that it requires to get everything that we need.”

No other information was provided Friday night, including if the man used his firearm to threaten the officer or exactly where his gun was discovered.

According to Drake, the department’s continuing probe included such specifics.

Once KCPD has finished its investigation, the matter will be forwarded to the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office, according to Drake.

The Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS is open 24/7 for anyone with information about this occurrence or who may have been in the neighborhood and seen activity that may have been relevant to the incident.


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