KC Police and Highway Patrol Kill Suspect

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A homicide suspect trapped in the backyard of a Platte County home reportedly became emotional before Kansas City and Missouri State Highway Patrol officers shot him Tuesday night. A police tactical vehicle remained in the backyard of one of the houses on Wednesday morning.

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A 26-year-old homicide suspect cornered by police in the backyard of a Platte County home allegedly became emotional before Kansas City officers and a Missouri Highway Patrol shot him, according to the audio captured by Broadcastify.

“He’s making a few last requests again and he’s starting to get emotional – crying, wiping away tears,” an officer said on the radio. “Looks like it’s getting a little more volatile.”

Prior to the fatal police shooting, commanders were trying to get a negotiator to come to one of the tactical officers.

Shortly after, an officer advised that the suspect had put the gun in his other hand.

“Shots were fired,” an officer said at the time. ” Fire. Suspect down.

“Did we shoot or did he shoot?” someone asked on the radio.

The suspect had led police on a high-speed chase that began around 9.15pm on Tuesday after officers spotted him. He was wanted in connection with a homicide in Kansas City, Kansas.

The pursuit crossed state lines. At times, speeds reached over 90 mph and he was driving the wrong way on Interstate 435 for several miles, according to audio from Broadcastify.

The driver jumped out of the vehicle and ran through a wooded area near Northwest 132nd Street and Running Horse Road, south of Platte City. Police and highway patrol surrounded the area, cornering it in the backyards of homes in the area.

At one point during the confrontation, an officer indicated that the man was not complying with officers’ orders and still had a gun in his hand.

“He’s asking us to start praying for him,” the officer said.

After the shooting, officers with shields approached the man.

“We have no pulse, starting CPR,” an officer said. “Get in the ambulance.”

Kansas City Police and the Missouri Highway Patrol confirmed that members of their agencies were involved in fatal shooting. They said the Platte County Sheriff’s Office would investigate.

This story was originally published May 4, 2022 8:59 a.m.

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Robert A. Cronkleton rises very early in the morning to bring readers the latest on crime, transportation and dawn weather. He has been with The Star since 1987 and now contributes to data communications and video editing. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rockhurst College, where he studied Communications and Computer Science.

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