Standoff ends just blocks away from deadly KC police shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police opened fire on a suspect near 8th and Van Brunt on Wednesday.

Just before 3 p.m., officers pulled over a man wanted in a string of robberies in the area.

According to police, he was originally complying with officers as they attempted to take him into custody. But he changed his mind and decided to resist. He grabbed for a gun on his person and police then shot the man, officials said. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. The man was identified by police as David K. Crosby-Dowdy, 25.

David Crosby-Dowdy’s mugshot from his burglary case in 2012.

No officers were hurt. There was a large police presence and Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker was on the scene.

After the shooting, police said additional officers converged upon a home in the area of 9th and Cleveland. Six people exited the home at first. After police verbally attempted to get the remaining people to exit, an Operation 100 was called. Police went into the home and 4 additional people inside were taken into custody, according to officials. The standoff lasted for six hours.

Police said a search warrant has been given for the home and they are still investigating.

Editor's Note: It was reported that the suspect shot by police reached for an officer's gun, the story has been corrected to read the suspect reached for a gun on his person.



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