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Police in KCK shoot, kill suspect late Friday night in exchange of gunfire on I-35

16-year-old taken into custody; search for 3rd suspect continues
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Posted at 8:15 AM, May 11, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-11 12:55:44-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A suspect is dead following an exchange of gunfire with a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer late Friday night along Interstate 35.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, who is leading the investigation into the shooting, Kansas City, Kansas, police learned a reported stolen vehicle was in the area near S 7th Street Trafficway and Interstate 35.

The stolen vehicle was a silver Hyundai Sonata.

About 11:10 p.m., a resident called police and reported a silver car had stopped in the 1500 block of S. 7th Street Trafficway.

A KCKPD officer arrived at the scene and observed three males running from the car.

The officer began chasing the suspects, who ran onto a ramp on I-35 south.

As the foot chase ensued, a man hid in thick brush and fired at the officer from behind.

The officer returned fire and hit the man multiple times. The man died at the scene.

A second responding officer was able to take a 16-year-old suspect into custody.

KBI said a third suspect was able to evade police and authorities were still searching for him on Saturday.

Two handguns were located at the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.