By Andrew Zimmerman, Multimedia Journalist - email
RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) -
A Raytown police officer shot a man that was suspected of robbing a Burger King restaurant, police said Friday morning.
The man was rushed to an area hospital. Police aren't saying his condition.
Officers were called to the Burger King at 9945 E. 350 Highway after the restaurant was robbed.
Police then saw a man matching the suspect's description in the 10500 block of East 79th St., which was the direction in which the suspect was last seen traveling, Raytown police said. This is near Hardy Avenue.
"The officer attempted to stop the man. The subject produced a gun and the officer shot the man," according to a news release from the Raytown Police Department.
Police believe the two incidents are related, but are working to confirm that.
The officer has been placed on administrative leave.
A neighbor told KCTV5 that he heard what he thought were bottle rockets going off about 8:30 a.m.
"We had our windows opened and I heard two rounds of shots," David Pennington said. "I thought it was fireworks and then many rounds went off. I still thought it was fireworks until I heard the sirens."
Burger King employees confirmed the robbery to KCTV5 but could not provide additional details.
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