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3 police shot, gunman killed in Kansas City standoff

Posted at 3:44 PM, Jul 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-15 15:44:29-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (FOX NEWS) — At least three police officers were shot in Kansas City and the suspect was killed after a standoff with police, officials said Sunday afternoon.

One of the three wounded officers was hit after police started to exchange gunfire with the unnamed suspect, The Kansas City Star reported.

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Police told The Star that two undercover officers were working on an investigation at the Sky-Vu Motel, when they were shot around 12:15 p.m., and the suspect drove away from the scene, before ultimately entering the home.

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The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle. That vehicle was recovered a short time later. Officers focused their search nearby the area of 30th and Topping. At that location shortly before 1pm officers once again were fired upon.

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An additional (3rd officer) was struck by gunfire and was taken to the hospital. That officer’s condition is unknown at this time. The standoff continues at this time. More information as it becomes available

Fox 4 reported the suspect was found dead in the home.

The Star reported the suspect was wanted in the shooting of a UMKC student during a robbery.

Reports suggested all three wounded officers would survive.

Officers with rifles blocked off the area around where the shooting unfolded.

The Star reported that worshippers at the United Believers Community Church were urged to leave the area as soon as possible.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.