17-year-old killed in officer-involved shooting in Overland Park - KCTV5 News

17-year-old killed in officer-involved shooting in Overland Park

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One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting near the area of 149th Terr. and England St. in Overland Park. (Grady Reid/KCTV5) One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting near the area of 149th Terr. and England St. in Overland Park. (Grady Reid/KCTV5)
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

A local high school student has died following an officer-involved shooting in Overland Park. 

Police were called to the area of 149th Terrace and England Street in Overland Park on Saturday evening to check on a person in distress who was threatening to harm himself.

When the officers arrived, a car emerged from the garage. The driver rushed the car toward the officers and one of them opened fire, killing the driver. 

The officer was uninjured and was placed on administrative leave, per their policy.

The authorities were still searching the house on Sunday evening as neighbors and friends dropped off flowers and cards to offer support. 

Because of the sensitivity of the situation, many neighbors declined to talk to the news, but they did tell us that the person who died was a high school student within the Blue Valley School District. 

The police later identified the teenager who was killed as 17-year-old John Albers from Overland Park.

The school district confirmed to KCTV5 News on Sunday evening that Albers was a student at Blue Valley Northwest.

They also shared the statement from the family:

"We are heartbroken at the loss of our beloved son, John. We truly appreciate the outpouring of support from friends, family and community. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and for respecting our privacy during this very difficult time.

John was loved by many. Visitation is tentatively set for 1:00 - 3:00 at McGilley Memorial Chapel at 123rd and State Line Rd on Friday, January 26th. Funeral mass immediately following at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in KC, MO."

One of the neighbors said that they plan to hold a candlelight vigil later tonight. 

The police's officer-involved shooting team is continuing to investigate. 

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