KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) – Police in Kansas City, Kansas, were reporting to the scene of an officer-involved shooting Friday morning.
Officers initially received a report of a shooting in the 900 block of Haskell Avenue just after 10 a.m. where someone had been shot in what police believe may have been a family dispute.
When police arrived, they found a woman who had sustained a critical gunshot injury inside a residence there.
The officers then spotted the suspect in that incident walking near 11th Street and Quindaro Boulevard, where he fired shots and tried to steal a passerby's vehicle.
That suspect then ended up in the 3200 block of Parkwood Blvd. and sustained a non-life-threatening injury.
Responding officers then spotted the suspect again and he fired shots at an officer. That officer returned fire and the suspect sustained a minor injury during the exchange, but wasn't hit by a bullet. The officer was not injured.
"A lot of lives are put at risk when anyone shoots a gun," said Officer Jonathon Westbrook. "That goes for the suspect firing at the officer and even our officers having to return fire. Luckily, no one else was struck.”
At that time, the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.
The authorities are still investigating and ask anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 913-474-TIPS.
Officer involved shootings are top of mind for a lot of people in Kansas right now. Mothers and legislators are trying to push through a bill that could change how these shootings are investigated. We will have more on that later today.