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One man dead after police involved shooting in Olathe Saturday night

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Posted at 7:33 PM, Jun 03, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man is dead after a police involved shooting in Olathe on Saturday night, according to a tweet from the Olathe Police Department.

Olathe police officers were conducting a traffic stop at approximately 5:43 p.m. in the 200 block of N. Water Street when a separate subject allegedly armed with a knife arrived on scene in an unrelated vehicle and allegedly confronted them, per a press release.

Two police officers then shot the subject, a 58-year-old male, identified as David Russell Sweet, according to the press release.

The subject received medical attention by responding officers and Johnson County Med-Act, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No officers were injured in the incident. The involved police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation, per standard procedure, according to the release.

Investigators with multiple agencies are working to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call Olathe Police at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.