Agencies: Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Last updated: almost 2 years ago
37-year-old squatter Tyrone L. Holman was killed by Kansas City police Wednesday night, September 9, 2015 when he refused to comply with officers serving an eviction notice. For years, Holman has battled mental health issues, unsuccessfully filed disability claims and threatened federal workers. Recently, someone saw him shout from the house, “I’m the devil.” During a 12-hour standoff with police, Holman claimed he had wired the house with explosives and threatened officers with a hand grenade and a gun, police said. After Holman came outside and threatened police with the hand grenade about 10:30 p.m., one officer fired and killed him, police said.
It turned out the hand grenade was not live, police said. And the home was not wired with explosives.