KC police shoot alleged hit-and-run driver after he tries to ram patrol car, officers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The driver in an alleged hit-and-run was shot by police after authorities said he tried hit a police officer with his van.

Police on patrol near 9th Street and Cypress Avenue in Kansas City said they witnessed a hit-and-run crash involving the van. They pursued the driver to the intersection of 8th and Kensington, when he put the van in reverse and slammed into the patrol car.

When the two officers exited the vehicle, the driver of the van attempted to hit one of them with the van. The second officer shot the driver.

No police officers were hurt. No details on the driver's injuries were available.

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