Shooting victim identified

Kansas City, Kansas, police have released the name of a person who was killed in a shooting at 3:08 p.m. July 10 at 81 N. Mill St.

The victim was Dennis Edwards, 62, a resident of Kansas City, Kansas.

Edwards owned the Edwards Corner Market and Deli at that location.

Although police said on July 10 that they believed a woman at the scene was dead, today police said the woman is still alive. She had a faint pulse at the scene and was taken to a hospital, where she is in “very critical” condition, according to a police spokesman.

When officers entered the market, they saw a woman who appeared to be deceased inside the store, according to the spokesman. The suspect appeared and pointed a handgun at officers, and an officer fired at the suspect, according to the spokesman.

The officers left the market, sought cover and two hours of negotiations were conducted, the spokesman stated. The suspect was taken into custody with a gunshot wound and taken to a hospital.

The shooting is under investigation by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Criminal Investigations Division, which is encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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