Suburban Kansas City police kill person during investigation

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Police say officers have fatally shot a person while responding to a report of a prowler in a residential area of suburban Kansas City.

Blue Springs police spokeswoman Jennifer Dachenhausen says the shooting happened around 5 a.m. Wednesday. She said she couldn’t say whether the person who was shot was armed or provide any additional details about what led up to the shooting pending an investigation.

The name of the victim wasn’t immediately released. She said she also couldn’t release the person’s age, gender or race.

The two officers who were involved in the shooting were placed on paid leave pending an investigation, as is customary. She said she couldn’t immediately release their names or race.

Police planned to release more details in a written statement later Wednesday.


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