Monday, 15 October, 2018

Kansas City Police: Man killed was 'person of interest' in fatal robbery

All three detectives sustained non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to be alright All three detectives sustained non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to be alright
Faye Gross | 17 July, 2018, 08:44

A man wanted for questioning in the murder of a college student shot three police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday during a series of firefights that began at a motel and ended with his death when he bolted from a house with his rifle blazing, authorities said. That's when the suspect they were trailing shot two officers in their patrol vehicle with a rifle.

The suspected gunman fled the scene in a vehicle, which was later found abandoned in a residential neighborhood near the intersection of 30th Street and Topping Avenue, police said.

Police said all three officers are in stable condition at this time.

The driver of the auto the suspect used to leave the location of the initial shooting of two officers is being questioned by Kansas City Police.

They are now in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and are in stable condition.

The family of Sharath Koppu, a 25-year-old Indian student who was gunned down at a restaurant in the USA on July 6, expressed happiness over the killing of the suspect on Sunday.

A third officer was later hit by gunfire and was taken to a nearby hospital, according to the office. Relatives said Koppu was studying for a master's degree in computer engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Friends and colleagues of Sharath Koppu are relieved about the suspect being found, but are concerned about the police officers.

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Police said they are not looking for any additional people in connection with the shooting of the detectives.

'This is the first time we laid eyes on him, ' Smith said. That passenger was taken into custody. "He was declared deceased by KCFD at that time".

The suspect's name has not been identified.

The three officers' wounds were not life-threatening.

According to the KC Police twitter feed, "Approximately 12:15 pm undercover and tactical officers were conducting an ongoing investigation at 8300 E 40 hwy".

Shortly before 1 p.m., witnesses reported a barrage of gunshots near the area police were searching. When he tried to run away from the scene, the officers shot at him and he continued to fire at them.

Officers with assault rifles blocked off the area around where the shooting happened Sunday afternoon.

Police alerted worshipers at United Believers Community Church to leave the premises as quickly as possible.

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