Kansas City, Missouri
May 26, 2019
Agencies: Kansas City Police Department - Missouri
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 3 years ago
Terrance M. Bridges, 30, was shot and killed by a police officer on May 26 in the 7000 block of Bellefontaine Avenue of Kansas City, Missouri.
The police department has maintained that Bridges was a suspect in a carjacking, and that officers had responded to reports that Bridges forced his way into a home, engaged a man in an armed confrontation and then took the man’s vehicle.
Police said Bridges resisted arrest and an officer shot him during a struggle.
However the family, along with the Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity (MORE2), said Bridges did not pose a threat to the officer, was not armed when he was shot and was not involved in a carjacking.
In August 2020, Bridges’ mother, Rotonya McGee and Bridges’ father filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Jackson County Circuit Court against the police officer who shot Bridges.