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Man critically hurt after getting shot by KCMO police

Posted at 2:17 AM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 06:43:29-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City police officer shot a man Thursday night. The man is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

According to police, an officer tried to pull the man over for a traffic violation near 51st Street and Prospect Avenue.

The driver did not pull over until several blocks later, in an alley between Wabash Avenue and Prospect Avenue.

Police said the driver then ran from the car. An officer chased him.

In a news release, KCPD said "the man turned towards the officer and advanced on him while raising his arm up in a motion towards the officer as though he had a weapon."

According to police, the officer told the man to drop the weapon and get down on the ground.

Police said the man did not follow directions and the officer then shot him.

He was taken from the scene with life-threatening injuries.

They planned to process the scene for evidence and search for witnesses.

Police did not say if a gun was found at the scene.

Anyone with information should call the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043.