Kansas City police officer shot, injuries not life-threatening

KMBC Channel 9 reports that an officer with the Kansas City police was shot in the leg around 6:30 a.m. today while making an arrest near 11th and Troost.

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KMBC reports that the officer was making an arrest when a gun fell out of the suspect’s pocket and discharged, hitting the officer. The officer was reportedly taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Still waiting for an official dispatch from the KCPD. I’ll let you know when I hear something.

Update (8:56 a.m. Friday, October, 30): The KCPD says the injured officer was a detective working at the Greyhound bus station. The detective tried to stop a suspicious acting man. There was a struggle and that’s when the gun discharged, striking the detective in the leg. Police arrested the suspect and found two guns on him.

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