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Armed man shot and killed by KCPD during standoff

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Posted at 5:03 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 18:00:27-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man is dead following a late night standoff with police.

Kansas City police were called to a home in the 6900 block of Askew Avenue at 11 p.m. Wednesday night for a report of an armed person inside.

According to police, a family member had called concerned about an armed adult male relative under the influence of illegal narcotics and experiencing a mental health crisis.

Friday, KCPD identified the man as 29-year-old Richard Davis of Kansas City.

When officers arrived, Davis ran from the residence armed with a gun.

K9 and UAV drone officers responded to the area to assist officers with the search. Davis was eventually located near the rear of several houses in the 6800 block of Indiana Avenue, where a standoff ensued.

Officers tried to get him to drop the gun by firing beanbag rounds.

Police said tactical officers and negotiators arrived at the scene to try and help, but during the negotiations, Davis made several attempts to get into a home on Indiana Avenue.

Officers were concerned for the safety of the people in that home and neighboring homes.

At around 1:40 a.m., police siad Davis pointed his gun at several officers and one of the officers fired at the male, striking him.

He was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. He died a short time later.

Police said the woman who called told officers the man had been smoking PCP for several days. During the standoff, officers stayed with her because the woman reportedly thought the man would come back and kill her.