Officer involved in fatal shooting in Kansas City, Missouri
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 01:06
Man shot dead by police in early morning hours in Kansas City, Missouri; officers involved put on administrative leave. Mana Rabiee reports.
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There's been another officer involved fatal shooting in Missouri.
This time in Kansas City, where authorities say a man was shot by police early Sunday after calls of a suspicious person armed with a gun in the street.
Police pursued the man on foot before the shooting happened.
Paramedics were called to the scene but the man was already dead.
Police say they found a handgun near the suspect.
Investigators have released few details about the moments that led up to the shooting.
One woman tells local media the dead suspect was her her 28-year-old brother.
She says her two brothers were driving to a hotel when two officers pulled them over.
She says her brother got out of the car, started running and that after a short chase police shot and killed him.
Witnesses say the man was shot more than 10 times, including to the head.
The incident comes some three weeks after the shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
His killing sparked days of racially-charged protests and spasms of rioting.
The city's department has placed the officers involved in Sunday's shooting on administration leave.
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