KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police shot and killed a gun-wielding man late
Sunday in the Westport entertainment district, authorities said, as St.
Patrick's Day festivities were winding down.
Security officers spotted the man, believed to be in his 40s, armed with
a handgun outside a nightclub about 11 p.m., police Capt. Cy Ritter
The suspect then ran about a block from the scene and was spotted by
police. The man pointed the gun at the officers and yelled at them, Ritter
said. The suspect then ran into the middle of the street, again yelling
pointing his weapon.
That's when police opened fire. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name was not immediately released.
The shooting remained under investigation early Monday, and information
on the number of officers involved in the shooting and the number of shots
fired was not available.
The many clubs and bars in the midtown Westport area draw some of their
largest crowds of the year on St. Patrick's Day.