Suspect dies after police chase ends in Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNT) — A carjacking suspect is dead following a police chase that ended in Kansas City, Kansas.

According to authorities, a technician with Moxie Pest Control was working in at the Bonner Springs home of a Kansas City, Kan., police officer when the suspect drove up in a stolen van with a flat tire. The suspect reportedly pointed a gun at the technician and took his pest control truck.

Police tell KSHB-TV they chased a suspect following the armed carjacking. The chase went into KCK, where the suspect plowed through a fence near 12th and Ruby.

Authorities confirmed with affiliate KSHB-TV the suspect “jumped out of the vehicle armed” after crashing through the fence.

Kansas City, Kansas, police spokeswoman Amber Hickerson says the driver at one point tried to hit a Kansas City, Missouri, police vehicle.

Hickerson says it is unclear if the suspect fired at officers or pointed his weapon at them but a Kansas Highway Patrol officer and three police officers shot him.

The three Kansas City, Mo., officers and the one Kansas Highway Patrol trooper who shot the suspect are now on administrative leave. According to police, it is policy to put officers on administrative leave, take their firearm, review video from the patrol car and move forward with an internal investigation via the Kansas Bureau of Investigation anytime a member of the force is involved in a fatal shooting with department-issued firearms.

The pest control worker was not injured.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting.


 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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