05/08/2008

K.C. police fatally shoot suspect after chase

The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY — Kansas City police officers chasing a suspect on foot shot and killed the suspect about 3:20 this afternoon in the 2600 block of Jackson Avenue.

The man pointed a gun at police as they approached. After being shot near a privacy fence in a vacant mowed lot, he dropped to his knees and threw the gun a few feet away, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials did not release his name.

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