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UPDATE | KBI identifies man, 41, shot and killed Memorial Day by KCKPD, KCPD

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Posted at 7:31 AM, May 28, 2024

UPDATE, May 31 | The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has identified the man who died as 41-year-old Jason Burk of Kansas City, Missouri.

ORIGINAL REPORT | The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said a 41-year-old male died in a police shooting Monday night in Kansas City, Kansas, after a crime spree that started in Kansas City, Missouri.

A KBI spokesperson said officers with KCPD were called around 6:45 p.m. Monday to an armed carjacking near E. 24th Street and Highland Avenue.

The owner of a blue 2010 GMC Terrain told officers she was carjacked at gunpoint by two male suspects.

KCPD officers in the area of 15th and Paseo spotted the stolen GMC around 8 p.m. and initiated a pursuit after the driver did not pull over.

Less than 10 minutes later, the chase progressed into Kansas, where officers from KCKPD and Mission joined in the pursuit. By that point, the pursuit had reached 18th Street Expressway.

Roughly seven minutes into the pursuit, a 21-year-old male suspect was taken into custody after he exited the GMC near 18th Street Expressway and Steele Avenue in KCK.

The driver of the GMC continued until he lost control following a tactical maneuver performed by the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The KBI spokesperson said the 41-year-old driver opened fire from the GMC in the direction of officers. Two officers from KCKPD and five officers from KCPD returned fire, striking the man multiple times.

The suspect was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

18th Street Expressway was closed for several hours Monday night into early Tuesday morning as investigators processed the scene.

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.

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.