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Police identify man shot, killed by Jackson County deputy in Independence

Posted: 5:01 PM, Sep 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-16 18:01:03-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Independence police on Monday identified the man shot and killed last week by a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy during an arrest.

Allen Cates, 29, of Independence, was killed in the shooting, police spokesman Officer John Syme said.

On Thursday evening, Jackson County deputies and Independence police officers attempted to arrest Cates near South Hawthorne Avenue and East 25th Street South.

Cates, who was wanted on several felony warrants, was shot and killed by a deputy, police said last week.

A second person who was with Cates was also struck by a deputy's gunfire and transported to an area hospital.

No officers or deputies were injured.

Syme said detectives have not released additional details about the incident, including what led to the shooting.

The Independence Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate.