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Officer shoots and kills suspect in carjacking after he fled

May 26, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a man who fled multiple times when the officer tried to arrest him over the weekend in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Kansas City Star reports the man who died was a suspect in an armed carjacking that happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the armed man had forced his way into a home and took a vehicle. While officers were at the home, the man returned.

The man fled when police tried to arrest him, but an officer caught up with him just south of the home. The man struggled, and the officer fired his gun.

The suspect received first aid and was taken to a hospital by ambulance where he died. The officer wasn’t injured.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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