KCMO police take suspect into custody after standoff in 3500 block of E. 51st Street

Published: Nov. 19, 2022 at 10:41 AM CST
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Police officers with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department engaged in a standoff with a male suspect in the 3500 block of E. 51st Street on Saturday morning.

KCPD said officers were called just after 8:30 a.m. in regard to a disturbance in the area. Upon arrival, officers responded to the apartment where the disturbance was occurring. Once inside the apartment, a male suspect fired shots at the officers.

Police said after shots were fired officers retreated and a perimeter was set up. No officers were struck by any of the shots.

Update: At approximately 12:30 p.m., tactical officers made entry into the residence and took the suspect into custody.

KCPD said tactical squads and negotiators are currently on the scene. They said there were two people inside the residence with the suspect and one of them has been able to exit the residence. The other remained inside the residence. KCPD said that more shots were fired by the suspect after the standoff was called.

The other person who was inside the residence is safe as well.

This is a developing story. KCTV5 will update it when more information becomes available.