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Man shot, killed Monday after struggle with Kansas City, Kansas, police

KCK shooting
Posted at 3:23 PM, Nov 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-23 09:32:59-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man was shot and killed Monday afternoon after a struggle with Kansas City, Kansas, police officers.

KCKPD officers were dispatched about 2:30 p.m. to North 57th Street and Tauromee Avenue after receiving a call about a man in the street staring at the sky, KCKPD spokeswoman Officer Marshee London said.

Shortly after arriving, a struggle began between the man and the officers. At some point, shots were fired, though it's unclear who opened fire or how many shots were fired.

It's unclear if the man had a weapon to begin with, but there was a struggle over an officer's weapon when the weapon went off.

Police said shortly after 5 p.m. that the man had died.

Both officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but police would not comment on the nature of the injuries.

Both officers and the man involved were transported to a local hospital after the incident.

KCKPD said body cameras captured the incident.

The Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office is assisting the KCKPD Major Case Unit with the investigation, police said Monday night.

This is the second deadly shooting involving KCK police officers in five months. Dario Dominguez, who was the subject of a multi-state chase after an alleged carjacking, was killed in June after allegedly firing at officers during a foot chase.

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