MSHP: Person shot by US Marshals agent Wednesday in Kansas City

MSHP called to investigate
4300 block of E 25th Street shooting
Posted at 12:44 PM, Jan 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-19 18:30:31-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A shooting took place Wednesday afternoon involving a U.S. Marshals Service agent in the 4300 block of East 25th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Both the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrived to investigate the scene.

KCPD said one person was shot by a federal officer.

According to MSHP, that person has been transferred to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The officer involved in the shooting was not harmed, according to police.

MSHP Sgt. Bill Lowe said MSHP was contacted by the U.S. Marshals Office to investigate an officer involved shooting Wednesday.

The alleged suspect, who was shot, allegedly had a federal warrant out for his arrest for a felony weapons violation as well as a Jackson County warrant for felony aggravated assault.

MSHP later identified the suspect as DeAnthony C. Tanner, 22, of KCMO.

When federal task force members arrived in the area of 25th Street and Jackson Avenue, they allegedly saw Tanner walking on foot. When they tried to apprehend him into custody, he took off on foot and went in between two homes.

Tanner then allegedly reached for a handgun.

"At that point in time, the officer feared for his life, and he fired his weapon striking the suspect," Lowe said.

Tanner was shot in the arm.

He then allegedly attempted to break into another residence, and another of the federal officers tried to arrest. That officer was injured in the apprehension because of glass in the area and was transported to the hospital for observation.

Federal officers eventually took the person into custody, after which paramedics transported him to a local hospital.

KCPD will be providing resource to MSHP for the investigation.

This story will be updated as more details are available.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to indicate that it was a U.S. Marshals agent that fired on the alleged suspect. A previous version of the article said that it was a KCPD officer that shot the suspect.

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