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Police shoot, kill 25-year-old man in KCK's Argentine neighborhood Wednesday night

Officer injured in incident
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Posted at 9:49 PM, Apr 26, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The name of the man shot and killed Wednesday night by a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was released Thursday afternoon.

Amaree'ya Henderson, 25, of Kansas City, Missouri, was shot just before 8:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Metropolitan Avenue.

According to KCPD spokeswoman Donna Drake, an officer attempted a traffic violation stop in the area.

During the stop, a struggle ensued between Henderson and an officer.

Drake said shots were fired by the officer.

One officer suffered minor injuries in the incident.

He was treated and released from a hospital.

Kansas City, Missouri, homicide detectives are investigating the shooting for the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.

The results of the investigation will be sent to the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office for a decision on whether to charge the officer in the shooting.

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