KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Kansas, police were involved in a shooting just after 8 a.m. Friday near the Legends Outlets.
After KCKPD Emergency Communications received a 911 call from a man asking for assistance with his stalled vehicle, an officer was dispatched to the westbound lanes of the 9200 block of Parallel Parkway.
When the officer arrived, an unattended vehicle was located. But while inspecting the vehicle, police say a man exited a wooded area and pointed a gun at the officer.
The suspect, identified as 53-year-old Thomas Marshall of KCK, then fled the scene in the officer's cruiser, but he did not travel far.
Police say Marshall drove west on Parallel until encountering two backup units at 98th and Parallel. At that time, he made a U-turn to head east.
Two more backup units traveling westbound then intercepted the suspect.
At 94th and Parallel, Marshall exited the cruiser and pointed a gun at officers as police were initiating a felony car stop, per KCKPD.
In an exchange of gunfire, Marshall was struck.
Officers attempted life-saving efforts until emergency medical services arrived, but Marshall was pronounced deceased at the scene.
KCKPD reports a gun was recovered near Marshall.
No officers were injured, and all who were involved have been placed on administrative leave.
Police told KSHB 41 in a media briefing Friday morning it has not been ruled out whether the incident was a set-up.
Portions of Parallel were closed between 91st Street and 98th Street during investigation on Dec. 30.
The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department and Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office are investigating the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
KCK police were involved in a fatal shooting last month after Hugo Corral-Velasco, 32, opened fire on officers.
Before last month's incident, which was also investigated by KCPD, police say there had not been a shooting involving KCK officers since November 2021.
This is a developing story and may be updated.