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Missouri State Highway Patrol: Man shot by Grandview police has died

Posted at 10:42 AM, May 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-16 22:09:04-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 17-year-old man is dead after being shot by Grandview police.

Missouri State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation of the Sunday morning shooting in which Grandview police responded to a 911 call around 6:45 a.m. of a man armed with a handgun who wanted to confront officers at The View park.

When officers arrived, they saw a man, later identified as Lantz Stephenson Jr., of Grandview, in the distance.

Police said the man aggressively approached officers with a hand gun. The officers said they felt challenged and threatened, and fired their guns, striking the man.

Stephenson was treated at an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.

MSHP investigators had cleared the scene by Sunday night.