Police Officer Shot in Kansas City, Suspect in Custody (UPDATED)

A police officer in Kansas City, Kansas has been shot this afternoon, according to police chief Terry Ziegler:

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:

Correction: The shooting occurred in Kansas City, Kansas, not Kansas City, Missouri, as an earlier version of this report said.

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