Highway Patrol: KC police officers shoot person who charged at them with car
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - An individual is dead after being shot by a Kansas City police officer on Sunday night.
The shooting happened shortly before 10 p.m. on Sunday near 55th and Prospect.
Missouri State Highway Patrol, the investigating agency, said Kansas City police attempted to contact an individual inside a possible stolen vehicle.
They add that, as officers contacted the individual inside the car, the vehicle accelerated backward in an attempt to avoid arrest.
The suspect then accelerated forward, striking a police officer and patrol vehicle.
Officers at the scene fired their weapons, shooting the suspect. The person was taken to the hospital and pronounced deceased.
No officers were injured, according to MSHP.
On Tuesday, MSHP identified the person who was fatally shot as 31-year-old Zachary James Garrard. They stated that next of kin has been notified.
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