KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A carjacking suspect was shot and killed following a pursuit that involved both the Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, police departments.
He was later identified as a 25-year-old KCK resident Dario Dominguez.
According to KCKPD public information officer Nancy Chartrand, the vehicle the suspect was driving matched the description of an armed carjacking that happened on Thursday.
On Sunday KCPD, attempted a traffic stop near Independence Avenue and Benton Boulevard but the suspect refused to yield, and the pursuit ensued.
At times during the pursuit the suspect drove wrong way, went off-roading and reached speeds up to 70 miles per hour, according to police radio traffic captured on Broadcastify.com
The pursuit made its way to KCK and that's when KCKPD also became involved in the pursuit.
About five minutes into the pursuit in KCK, the suspect's vehicle crashed and bailed behind a gas station and a church near north 18th Street & Parallel Parkway.
Investigators reviewed both body cameras and car cameras which revealed the suspect left the vehicle carrying a handgun.
The wife of the pastor at "Iglesia Vida Abundante" told 41 Action News officers yelled at the suspect to stop as he weaved in out of the church's parking lot then heard gunfire.
During a foot pursuit, KCK police said the suspect turned around and allegedly shot at officers who returned fire and shot him.
The male suspect was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries where he later died.
Community activists believe there could have been a different outcome.
"We don't want criminals just been able to do anything and run free. But a carjacking where someone just stole a car shouldn't lead to high-speed pursuits in broad daylight," Tarence Maddox, a KCK activist said.
According to Chartrand, the investigation is being handled by a multi-agency task force with members of KCKPD, the Wyandotte Sheriff's Office and the Wyandotte County District Attorney's office.
No officers were injured in the incident.