A police officer in Kansas City, Kansas has been shot this afternoon, according to police chief Terry Ziegler:
We have an officer shot at 22nd & Haskell. Start prayers, unknown condition.
— Terry Zeigler (@KCKPDChief) July 19, 2016
Officer shot, critically hurt, at 22nd and Haskell in Kansas City, Kan. One person in custody so far. pic.twitter.com/7MkhUmwM70
— Rob Zerwekh (@zerwekh) July 19, 2016
According to the Kansas City Star, there were multiple suspects who fled, and one is currently in custody. The officer was critically injured.
Police are currently searching the area for additional suspects.
UPDATE –– 5:12 pm EDT: The officer has died:
BREAKING: Trauma surgeon: Officer in Kansas City, Kansas, who was shot by suspects in earlier shooting has died.
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 19, 2016
Correction: The shooting occurred in Kansas City, Kansas, not Kansas City, Missouri, as an earlier version of this report said.
[featured image via Rob Zerwekh]
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