Kansas City police engage in standoff on Wednesday night

File photo - A KCPD patrol vehicle.
File photo - A KCPD patrol vehicle.(KCTV5 News)
Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 9:20 PM CST
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Kansas City, Missouri, police engaged in a standoff on Wednesday after shots were fired at someone coming to check on their deceased relative’s house.

The police department said officers were called to the 500 block of Wallace at about 3:30 p.m. after gunshots were heard.

When officers arrived, they talked to a male victim.

That victim said he’d gone to the residence, which belongs to a deceased family member, in order to check on the house. As he approached the residence, he heard gunshots. He soon realized those shots were coming from inside the house and that he was being shot at.

The victim was able to get away and was not injured.

Officers called for a standoff in order to bring additional tactical resources to the scene, including negotiators.

Negotiators have been trying to contact the suspect so this situation can have a peaceful resolution.

Shortly before 11 p.m., the police notified the media that the standoff had come to an end.

They said officers made entry into the residence and took one subject into custody without incident.

The investigation into the aggravated assault is ongoing.