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KBI identifies 21-year-old man who allegedly pointed rifle at KCK officer before he was shot Monday morning

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Dec 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-04 18:30:27-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating an incident overnight involving an allegedly armed 21-year-old suspect, who was shot by a Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department officer.

KCK officers were called to an apartment complex shortly before 3 a.m. on Monday near North 61st Street and Leavenworth Road.

The department had received a 911 call indicating an individual was firing a gun in the apartment’s parking lot.

Upon arrival, officers noted an open window on the second floor and a man armed with a rifle.

The KBI said Monday that Dominic A.M.V. Lee, 21, pointed the rifle at a responding officer before a KCK officer shot once at the suspect and struck Lee in the shoulder.

KBI was called to assist with the investigation around 3:20 a.m., the agency said Monday evening. Its Crime Scene Response Team is helping with the investigation.

KCKPD said Lee was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

He was released Monday afternoon, according to the KBI, and arrested on a warrant for aggravated assault of a law-enforcement officer.

Lee was booked shortly before 5 p.m. in the Wyandotte County Jail.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME.

If you have any information about a crime, you may contact your local police department directly. But if you want or need to remain anonymous, you should contact the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com. Depending on your tip, Crime Stoppers could offer you a cash reward.

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