Suspect shot by officer on James Street

A Kansas City, Kan., police officer shot a homicide suspect after a chase through Kansas City, Kan., on Saturday night.

The suspect, a male in his 30s, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, a police spokesman said.

A chase started in the 1400 block of Kansas Avenue and ended in a crash into a fence behind a building in the 100 block of James Street, the spokesman said.

About 9:35 p.m., police had observed a suspect in a vehicle who had a federal felony warrant and was wanted in a recent homicide, the spokesman said.

The suspect, after crashing on James Street, exited the vehicle armed with a handgun, police said. An officer fired at the suspect, striking him, the spokesman said.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident may call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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