Two Kansas City police officers were shot Sunday morning, sparking a hunt for the gunman, and then another officer was shot when police converged on the shooter's location, according to Fox 4. Both were rushed to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Police had been watching multiple locations for the homicide suspect, and he "popped up" at Sky-Vu Motel, 8300 E. US 40, Chief of Police Rick Smith said.
The incident began around 12:15 p.m.in an area near Interstate 70.
The man being sought by police in relation to Koppu's death opened fire Sunday afternoon on officers with a semi-automatic "AK-47-type" rifle as they conducted an investigation at a motel less than 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Kauffman Stadium, where the Kansas City Royals baseball team plays, police spokesman Sgt. The third officer was injured and one suspect was detained as the primary suspect fled again. The vehicle later stopped, with the driver fleeing the scene on foot. According to police, there was an exchange of gunfire when the shooting suspect was found.Читайте также: Dozens injured after mid-air pressure drop on Ryanair flight
The third officer struck by gunfire is in stable condition at this time. He fled in a auto which was found abandoned at a distance.The police then concentrated on a home the suspect had got into. Police said the suspect, whose name has not been released, had been identified as a person of interest in the slaying of Sharath Koppu and officers had him under surveillance. The shootings continued an hour later, then ended after a short standoff and the suspect's death, it added.
The driver and vehicle are in custody but the shooter is now in a stand off with the police.
Sharath Koppu from Hyderabad was an MS student at the University of Missouri and had been working part-time at J's where the culprit fired at him five rounds, in what was believed to be a robbery attempt. Apparently, the suspect was shot after he shot and wounded the policemen in a major exchange of gunfire.
The three officers were out of danger, local media reports said. "He was declared deceased by KCFD at that time". That officer's condition is unknown at this time.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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