Police shot and killed an unidentified Black man on Thursday

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KCPD on Broadway. // Photo by Brock Wilbur

Police shot and killed a Black man around 6 p.m. Thursday. According to Missouri Highway Patrol, who have been investigated officer-involved shootings since June 2020, the officer shot the man in self-defense. 

Kansas City Police Department’s Impact Unit was looking for a person involved in an aggravated assault case. Officers tracked the suspect to a BP gas station near E 63rd St and Prospect. The aggravated assault case is still ongoing. 

A pair of KCPD officers went into the gas station and attempted to arrest the man. According to Missouri Highway Patrol, the man drew a handgun and shot an officer in the leg. The injured officer returned fire, fatally shooting the man. 

The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital close to the scene. The officer is in the hospital for injury-related treatment but is in stable condition. Neither the victim nor the officer-involved have been identified.

Yesterday’s shooting marks the 40th homicide in Kansas City this year.

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