Wounded officer fatally shoots man after downtown KC assault

By: KAKE News (KMBC) - Email
By: KAKE News (KMBC) - Email
Police said the officer, fearing for his safety, shot the suspect.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KMBC) — A Kansas City police officer who was seriously injured in an assault early Sunday fatally shot his attacker, investigators said.

Police said the shooting happened near 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue about 2:30 a.m.

Investigators said they got a call that a cab driver had been assaulted in the area. An officer who was off duty, but in uniform, responded to the scene. Police said a suspect in the cab driver's shooting assaulted the officer.

Police said the officer, fearing for his safety, shot the suspect. The suspect died of his injuries. The officer was taken to the hospital.

No names have been released.

Police said the incident remains under investigation.


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