One dead in officer-involved shooting

One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting Friday evening in Kansas City, Kansas.

Just before 6 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 5400 block of Haskell Avenue on an opioid overdose, a police spokesman stated.

As officers and EMS arrived at the home, they observed an adult male fleeing on a bicycle, the spokesman stated. A description of that individual was broadcast over the air.

Two adults, one male and one female, and were found unresponsive in the home. EMS revived them by administering NARCAN and transported them to an area hospital.

A short time after hearing the fleeing suspect’s description, an officer located him in the 5200 block of Rowland Avenue (approximately a half mile from the home) and attempted to make contact.

During that interaction, the officer discharged his weapon, striking the suspect, the spokesman stated. Police and a deputy with the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office performed life-saving efforts until EMS arrived on scene and pronounced him deceased. No officers were injured in the exchange.

A gun was recovered near the suspect. According to department policy, the officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave pending evaluation, according to the spokesman.

Detectives with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department and the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office are currently investigating this incident. Anyone with information about this incident or anyone who may have been in the area and observed activity possibly related to the incident, is urged to contact the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

  • Information from KCK Police Department