BREAKING NEWS: KANSAS CITY, KANSAS POLICE CAPT. ROBERT MELTON SHOT AND KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY!!!
Tragic follow-up on this story . . . KCTV5 was first with the deets in another local example of a historically deadly year for law enforcement
Captain Robert Melton was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday afternoon according to the KCK PD.
This is the 2nd KCK officer killed in two months. Det. Brad Lancaster was killed in May.
SOURCES: KCK police officer killed in the line of duty
Fox4KC: KCK police chief confirms officer died when suspects opened fire on him following chase
Fox News: Kansas police officer shot and killed responding to shooting report
New York Post: An officer with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department died Tuesday after he was shot in his car as he approached people matching the description of suspects in an earlier shooting.
Update: Three in custody in connection with shooting death of Cpt. Dave Melton