No charges against KCPD officer who shot, killed KC firefighter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - No charges will be filed against Kansas City police officer Donald Hubbard who shot and killed Kansas City firefighter Anthony Bruno last December, according to a grand jury. It issued a no-true bill, concluding the case.

According to one of the police reports, 26-year-old Anthony Bruno, his wife and a friend were taken to the Marriott Muehlebach Hotel in downtown Kansas City by a cab.

According to the report, the cab driver told police Bruno and his wife were discussing whether or not to pay the driver to take their friend home who was apparently intoxicated. The cab driver told police that during their discussion, the cab’s fare meter was still running.

Bruno began to argue with the driver about the meter and suddenly reached over from the back seat and began hitting him in the face and neck.

Stephanie Steele, who identifies herself as Bruno’s wife in the police report, also gave a statement that differs from the driver’s.

In the report, she said that during their discussion with the driver about the fare, the driver threw their money back at her and her husband and called her an unknown name. She says that’s when Bruno punched the driver.

The second report states Hubbard was working in uniform off-the-clock as a security guard at the hotel. According to police, Hubbard approached the cab and chased Bruno a block to 13th Street and Baltimore.

The two struggled and police say Bruno assaulted Hubbard, hitting him several times in the face and head. Fearing for his life, Hubbard shot Bruno twice in the chest.

Bruno died at the hospital; Hubbard was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

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