Officer-Involved Shooting in Kansas City Under Investigation: KBI Seeks Information on Unresolved Case

By Trish Svoboda

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is currently investigating a shooting incident involving an officer, which took place in Kansas City, Kansas late Friday night.

At approximately 11:20 p.m. on Friday, May 10, the Kansas City Kansas Police Department (KCKPD) sought the KBI’s assistance with the incident. In response, KBI agents were dispatched to conduct the investigation.

On May 10, a report was filed regarding a stolen silver Hyundai Sonata. The KCKPD gathered evidence indicating that the stolen vehicle might be in the area. Shortly after, at about 11:10 p.m., a resident dialed 911 to report a silver car halted in the street with individuals fleeing from it. A KCKPD officer arrived at the scene and spotted three men fleeing from the vehicle. The officer gave chase on foot, ensuing a pursuit.

Initial reports suggest that the officer chased the individuals who ran up the on-ramp to I-35 South. During the chase, one of the men hid and shot at the officer from behind. The officer from KCKPD retaliated by firing back, hitting the man several times. Subsequently, the officer, along with another officer who responded to the scene, managed to apprehend a 16-year-old male.

Efforts to save the life of the man who was shot were made and EMS arrived. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The process of identifying the deceased is still underway by authorities. The third individual involved in the incident remains at large. The officer involved in the shooting was unharmed.

Officers located two firearms in the area during the investigation. KBI will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the officer-involved shooting. Once concluded, the findings will go to the Wyandotte County District Attorney for review. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME. Anonymous tips can be submitted online at

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