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Police search KCMO duplex linked to suspected police shooter

Posted at 6:16 PM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 19:16:36-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was a quiet Tuesday afternoon on the 5600 block of East 28th Street — peaceful enough for a cat to lounge on the block.

But Sunday afternoon, it was a different scene.

A neighbor, who doesn't wish to be identified, took a photo showing an armored vehicle parked in the driveway of a duplex and heavily armored police officers in flack jackets patrolling the area.

Multiple sources tell 41 Action News, Marlin Mack, accused of shooting and injuring three KCPD officers Sunday before police killed him, was staying in the duplex.

The neighbor says there were three armored vehicles, KCPD, ATF, FBI and Jackson County Sheriff's deputies all on the barricaded block Sunday.

Robert Garrison, who lives on the block, spoke with one of the officers.

"Officer was pretty polite, actually doing his job, what he was supposed to be doing," Garrison said.

When asked what the officer said to him, Garrison said, "'Go inside and lock your doors, it's not safe outside.'"

Another neighbor says officers cleared people out of unit one of the duplex, the side door, and then broke into unit two.

The neighbor says police came out of the unit carrying a large bunch of cash and a black and white pit bull.

Garrison says he hasn't seen Mack in the area.

Neighbors say police were on the block for roughly eight hours Sunday before they left.

Despite the warning from police, he says he wasn't concerned for his safety.

"I'm not really worried about it, I stay to myself to be honest with you," Garrison said.

The 41 Action News Investigators did try to speak to some people who live in the other duplex unit.

But they declined to comment.

ATF Spokesman John Ham confirms that agency's "Illegal Firearms Squad" was assisting KCPD in the Mack investigation.

He says that squad is a joint unit with KCPD comprised of five ATF agents, four KCPD detectives and one KCPD sergeant.

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