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KCPD: Police pursuit ended in shots fired

Posted at 5:26 AM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 12:10:22-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man is recovering from injuries sustained from a police pursuit involving Kansas City, Missouri, police.

According to KCPD, two officers observed a vehicle driving erratically around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

The vehicle was weaving in and out of traffic in westbound traffic near Independence Avenue and Prospect Avenue.

The officers attempted to stop the vehicle, and a pursuit was initiated because police believed the driver was impaired.

According to police, the driver continued driving into oncoming traffic and crossing center lanes eastbound on Independence Avenue until they ended up in an industrial area.

That's when the driver turned around and reportedly attempted to drive directly towards officers in a narrow alley.

The officers discharged their firearms at the driver when he began to drive at them.

The man, who is in his 30s, was taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released into police custody. He sustained a “minor laceration” to his face from glass, according to police. Because of his “possible impairment,” police said, he was treated at a local hospital. He was not shot in the incident.

Neither officer was injured in the incident. Potential traffic- and narcotic-related charges have been submitted.