KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 6-year-old girl is safe after her father used her as a shield shortly after firing shots at officers, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.
Officers responded to a call of a man dragging a screaming child down the street on the 3300 block of East 60th Street.
Shortly after, police located a home where the man was located. They saw drops of blood and could hear the girl screaming so officers entered the home.
Officers heard more screaming coming from upstairs inside the home. Moments later a 37-year-old man confronted the officers with a gun.
One of the officers discharged a taser at the suspect and he then began shooting at the officers.
Officers retreated back down the stairs and moments later confronted the man again. The man was using the child as a shield.
They rushed the man after not seeing a gun. One officer pulled the girl away and safely secured her.
Officer then took the man into custody.
Police are now investigating for apparent child abuse and assault on officers.
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