Two persons of interest were taken into custody this morning in the Turner area. They have been booked into the Wyandotte County Jail on charges unrelated to a shooting at a convenience store this morning, a police spokesman said.
The Kansas City, Kan., police are still actively looking for a third suspect in the case, the police spokesman said this evening.
About 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, an off-duty deputy sheriff in uniform went into a convenience store near South 44th and Shawnee Drive in Kansas City, Kan., according to the spokesman.
Three persons went into the store. The officer was shot multiple times, according to police. The officer was taken to the hospital in critical condition, the spokesman said.
Police this morning set up a perimeter around the area, and located an abandoned vehicle that is possibly related to the incident, according to the spokesman.
Several agencies responded and assisted in searching for the suspects. The two persons of interest were taken into custody this morning.
The shooting is under investigation by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department’s major case unit, which is encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.