The Latest: Details emerge on gunman's death, earlier case

July 15, 2018 - 9:05 pm
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of three Kansas City police officers (all times local):

8:05 p.m.

Authorities say a gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police.

The three officers' wounds were not life-threatening. Police said the suspect, whose name has not been released, had been identified as a person of interest in the slaying of Sharath Koppu and officers had him under surveillance.

The 25-year-old Koppu was a master's degree student from India who was studying at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Koppu was shot on July 6 during an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Kansas City where he worked.

Jagdeesh Subramanian, president of the India Association of Kansas City, said the group is grateful to police for pursuing Koppu's shooting diligently and that "there is some closure" with the person of interest's death.

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2:40 p.m.

The Kansas City Star reports that police have killed the suspect in the shooting of three officers.

The newspaper reports that the suspect came out of a home where he had barricaded himself inside Sunday afternoon and exchanged gunfire with police, who killed him.

Police say the suspect shot two officers earlier Sunday while they were working an undercover operation at a motel less than 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from Kauffman Stadium, where the Kansas City Royals play. The suspect then fled in a vehicle with another person, who was arrested when officers found the vehicle.

The Kansas City Star reports that the suspect shot the third officer in the arm while the suspect was holed up in the house. All three officers are expected to live.

This item has been corrected to fix the spelling of Kauffman Stadium, which had been misspelled Kaufman Stadium.

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2:20 p.m.

Authorities say a suspect in the shooting of two Kansas City police officers shot a third officer who was searching for him and is now barricaded inside of a house.

Police say the first two officers shot Sunday are in stable condition and are expected to live. The condition of the third officer is unknown.

Police spokesman Sgt. Jacob Becchina says the first two officers were shot while working in an undercover operation at a motel less than 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from Kauffman Stadium, where the Kansas City Royals play. The suspect then fled in a vehicle with another person, who was arrested when officers found the vehicle.

The Kansas City Star reports that a third officer was shot while searching for the suspect, who barricaded himself inside a home less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the motel.

This item has been corrected to fix the spelling of Kauffman Stadium, which had been misspelled Kaufman Stadium.

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1:35 p.m.

Authorities are searching for a suspect in the shooting of two police officers in Kansas City, Missouri.

Police spokesman Jacob Becchina said Sunday that the officers' conditions aren't available.

Officers with assault rifles blocked off the area around where the shooting happened Sunday afternoon.

The Kansas City Star reports that worshippers at the United Believers Community Church were urged to leave the area as soon as possible.

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