A man shot by a Kansas City police officer on Monday pointed a handgun at the officer, causing him to fear for his life, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
The officer fired his service weapon at the man, striking him in the back and legs. The man was treated at a hospital and released for booking.
Darnell D. Walker, 28, of Kansas City, is charged with assault of a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action in the incident Monday afternoon near 41st Street and Forest Avenue.
Police were involved in an unrelated standoff nearby on Troost Avenue when they heard gunshots from the direction of Forest Avenue. Two officers responded and one saw a man hiding behind a vehicle with a gun in his hand.
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According to court documents, the officer ordered him to drop the gun, but the man ran and pointed the gun at the officer, prompting the officer to fire. Walker was arrested after scaling a fence. Bond was set at $150,000.
A witness told police he had an argument with and was shot by the man before police arrived. He was also taken to a hospital.