Neighbors flee to basement as man fires shots in neighborhood - KCTV5

Neighbors flee to basement as man fires shots in neighborhood

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

An autopsy will determine whether a man died in a hail of bullets from police or took his own life.

Authorities say the man was suicidal and fired shots into the neighborhood at 515 E. 129th Terrace about 11 p.m. Thursday. Police said the man was using a high-powered rifle, and some of the shots disabled the engine of a police car as he fired at officers. Responding officers did return fire.

Officers went door to door and asked neighbors to seek shelter in their basements. Residents of homes without basements were evacuated.

Police entered the home about 3:30 a.m. Friday and found the man dead inside. Residents then were allowed to return to their normal routines.

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