Police in NE Kansas kill baseball bat-wielding 22-year-old

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Credit: KMBC-TV

Credit: KMBC-TV

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas City, Kan., police have identified a man fatally shot by officers early Saturday as 22-year-old Nicholas Simonitch of Kansas City, Kan.

Police say Simonitch was wielding a baseball bat when officers were called around 7:20 a.m. Saturday to a reported disturbance.

The Kansas City Star reports Simonitch was shot after police say he lunged at them with the weapon.

He died at the scene. The Police Department's major case squad is investigating.

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