June 4, 2013

Teen dies after being shot by KC police officer

Officers pulled their patrol car up next to Tyler W. Wilkins, 16, of Kansas City, and began talking to him as he walked. According to a police report, when the officers parked their car, Wilkins took off running. As he ran, the officers saw him throw a bag on the ground. Wilkins then pulled a gun from his front waistband and had it in his right hand, according to the police report. When he turned toward the officers, one of them fired, according to the report.

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