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Shawnee police shoot, kill armed suspect at QuikTrip near Shawnee Mission Parkway, Martindale Road

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Feb 18, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Johnson County Officer-Involved Critical Incident Investigation Team is investigating after shots were fired Sunday in a Shawnee QuikTrip.

Shawnee police were notified of a rolling disturbance with shots from a truck along K-7, per police.

Soon after, around 11 a.m., police responded to the QuikTrip near Shawnee Mission Parkway and Martindale Road on reports of a robbery in progress.


Police were told shots were fired inside the business and officers “engaged an armed subject at the door,” per Shawnee police.

A police spokesperson confirmed an officer shot the suspect, identified as 43-year-old Brett Smiley.

Smiley later succumbed to his injuries.

“Any loss of life in our city is tragic. We are grateful that no bystanders, employees or officers were injured in this incident," police shared on social media.

QuikTrip told KSHB the company is "greatly appreciative" of the police department's "rapid response to our store."

"We are actively working with law enforcement to support their investigation into this incident. As always, the safety of QuikTrip’s employees and customers is our top priority," said Aisha Jefferson, QuikTrip’s corporate communication manager.

Shawnee police encourage anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Additionally, anyone who witnessed the incident and is experiencing symptoms of trauma is directed to contact the Shawnee Police Department's Johnson County Mental Health Center co-responders at 913-742-6604.