Family of armed man killed by police: 'We just need answers' - KCTV5

Family of armed man killed by police: 'We just need answers'

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The scene in the area where the shooting happened. (Eric Smith/KCTV) The scene in the area where the shooting happened. (Eric Smith/KCTV)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Kansas City police say an armed man has died following being shot by two police officers. 

The authorities are investigating a shooting that happened at 34th and Montgall around 12:30 p.m.

The person who called police said there was a disturbance between a man and a woman. Shortly thereafter, the caller contacted police again and said the man was armed with a handgun. 

When officers arrived, the woman said that the man had assaulted her and that she wanted to file assault charges. 

The suspect heard this, saw the officers, and ran. 

He went north on Prospect to 34th Street and then turned east and dropped the gun. 

He then picked it up and pointed it at the officers. Both officers on scene fired at the man, who later died at the hospital. 

Officers on scene rendered medical aid. 

Two officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is typical policy. 

One witness said that the suspect shot at the officers, but police note that that has not been confirmed. 

Family reacts

A family is grieving their loss Sunday as police continue to investigate what exactly happened. 

Nasha Green and her family rushed to scene after the shooting. 

"We just need answers," Green said. "We need to know what happened."

Green said the person shot was named Dontae Franklin and that he was her cousin. 

"I didn't see this coming," Green said. "I wish he'd come back home to Leavenworth. We've heard a lot of people are talking about what happened. Please come forward and tell us what happened."

KCTV5 News has a crew on the scene. Stay with us for updates. 

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