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Jose Mendez, 37
Kansas City, Missouri
August 09, 2019

Agencies: Kansas City Police Department Kansas

Last updated: 3 months ago

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Kansas City, Kansas, police said a suspect was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting Friday afternoon.

The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. and stemmed from a chase that started on the other side of the state line and ended near South 8th Street and Gilmore Avenue.

Kansas City, Missouri, police said the incident started near 39th Street and Indiana Avenue after an assault on one of its officers.

The fleeing vehicle traveled the wrong way on Interstate 70, according to a statement from KCK police.

KCPD officers chased the suspect into KCK, where police from that department responded and took over, according to KCPD spokesman Officer Darin Snapp.

The subject abandoned the vehicle on I-670 and fled on foot, but was tracked by a KCPD helicopter to the area of South Coy Street and Gilmore Avenue in KCK.

That's where KCK police caught up with suspect, who pointed a gun at officers and was shot and killed.