Seth R. Thompson shot, killed by Overland Park police

Overland Park police shot and killed a man near 95th and Quivira Friday afternoon. Police have identified the man as 24-year-old Seth R. Thompson of Shawnee.


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The shooting is being investigated by a team of police officers, detectives and sheriff’s deputies from various JoCo law enforcement agencies known as the Johnson County Officer Involved Shooting Team.

Police stopped the car that Thompson and another man were riding in near Oak Park Mall. That’s when Thompson allegedly started driving away, dragging officers who were hanging onto the car. He was then shot.

The officers involved in the shooting are said to be recovering from their injuries. They have been placed on routine administrative leave of absence.

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