Kansas City, Kansas, police captain Robert Melton shot and killed in the line of duty

The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department has announced that Capt. Robert Melton was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday afternoon. He was 46.

The KCKPD says Melton responded to an armed disturbance at Second Street and Edgerton Drive around 1:33 p.m., after a caller said he was being shot at by several people in a vehicle.

Melton and a partner arrived on the scene around 1:37 p.m. When they arrived, three to four people exited a vehicle. One of the people was arrested.

Around 1:57 p.m., police approached another suspect, and multiple shots were fired at 22nd Street and Haskell Avenue. A minute later, an officer-down call was issued for Melton, who was then transported to a local hospital in critical condition. 

Melton died from his wounds about an hour later.

The KCKPD says it is still seeking suspects.

Melton had 17 years of service.

In May, Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Brad Lancaster was shot and killed in the line of duty.

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