Man killed in KCPD shooting identified

Man killed in KCPD shooting identified
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Posted at 3:56 AM, Feb 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 11:18:15-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri police were involved in a shooting in the 5100 block of Olive Street Monday morning.

A man was shot by officers there about 2:45 a.m.

KCPD said they were called to the area on a disturbance call involving a man, woman and girl.

When police arrived, the man exited the house holding a knife, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe.

Multiple officers reportedly told the suspect to put down the knife and he did not follow the direction. That is when he was shot by police.

The man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and he later died.

MSHP later identified him as 36-year-old Shawn W. Wilson of Kansas City, Missouri.

No one else was injured.

MSHP was called in to investigate, which is standard protocol for officer-involved shootings.

The Division of Family Services was called to help the child involved. It's not clear how she is connected to the man.

No additional information has been released at this time.

Law enforcement will be at the scene for several hours.

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