Thursday, January 30, 2020
KCPD SHOOT & KILL GUNMAN DURING EAST SIDE PCP STANDOFF!!!
The quotient of violence on local streets worsens this morning. Here's the story of a violent death of Kansas City streets that might or might inspire more questions from community activists who continue to protest every officer-involved shooting.
Deets from police report sent to media:
"According to police, a family member had called concerned about an armed adult male relative under the influence of illegal narcotics and experiencing a mental health crisis.When officers arrived, the man ran from the residence armed with a gun. K9 and UAV drone officers responded to the area to assist officers with the search. The armed man was eventually located near the rear of several houses in the 6800 block of Indiana Avenue, where a standoff ensued. Officers tried to get the man to drop the gun by firing beanbag rounds. Police said tactical officers and negotiators arrived at the scene to try and help, but during the negotiations, the man made several attempts to get into a home on Indiana Avenue.Officers were concerned for the safety of the people in that home and neighboring homes. At around 1:40 a.m., the man pointed his gun at several officers and one of the officers fired at the male, striking him.The man was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. He died a short time later."
Check the links:
KCTV5: Armed man dead after officer-involved shooting near 68th, Indiana
Fox4: "According to police, a family member said the man had been smoking PCP for the last several days and felt he might harm them."
KSHB: Armed man shot and killed by KCPD during standoff
KMBC: Kansas City police shoot and kill armed man
Developing . . .