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U.S. Marshals shoot, kill escaped inmate Wednesday in Kansas City

3500 block of Bellefontaine Avenue shooting
Posted at 3:14 PM, Oct 26, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — U.S. Marshals shot and killed an escaped inmate while serving a warrant Wednesday in in the 3500 block of Bellefontaine in Kansas City, Missouri.

Marshals were working alongside the KCPD officers while serving the warrant at around 2:30 p.m.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe, agents spotted and approached the man, identified as Joshua Bailes, 40, at a home in the area.

Agents asked a family member if the man was in the home and they confirmed the man lived there.

Lowe said agents knocked on the door, and the suspect allegedly approached them with a gun and pointed it at agents. Marshals fired a single-shot, killing the man.

The man was a suspect for a shooting and aggravated robbery in Kansas City, Kansas, according to Lowe.

The man walked away from a half-way house in Leavenworth County, and a warrant was issued for him on Sept. 18.

No law enforcement were injured.