Suspect fatally shot by US Marshals Service in KCMO, investigation underway

Published: Oct. 26, 2022 at 3:05 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - An investigation is underway after the U.S. Marshals Service fatally shot a suspect in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday afternoon.

Missouri State Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation.

According to MSHP, the U.S. Marshals Service was serving a warrant in the 3500 block of Bellefontaine Ave.

The suspect was a near a residence, then the authorities lost sight of him.

At that point, someone who identified themselves as a relative said the suspect lived at the residence and was inside.

When the U.S. Marshals tried to make contact with the suspect, he went into the doorway and presented a gun.

At that point, member of the U.S. Marshals fired their weapon.

The suspect ultimately died due to his injuries.

MSHP said that the man was a suspect in a Kansas City, Kansas, shooting and aggravated assault case. He had been on the run since September. The U.S. Marshals Service received the warrant on Sept. 18 after he escaped from a halfway house. He was identified this evening as 40-year-old Joshua Bailes. He was from Kansas.

MSHP is investigating because it is standard protocol for an outside agency (i.e. not the agency involved in the incident) to conduct the investigation into an officer-involved shooting.