Police on Thursday continued to investigate the officer-involved-shooting that killed a man allegedly facing robbery charges as well as the arrest of 10 people following a standoff.
Police had not released the man’s identity by mid-afternoon Thursday. An update on the ten people arrested also was not available.
Police shot and killed the robbery suspect about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at Eighth Street and Van Brunt Boulevard in Kansas City’s Northeast area.
Kansas City police patrol and street narcotics officers pulled over a car on Van Brunt Near Eight Street as part of a planned arrest. Police had learned that the man, who was a suspect in several robberies, had told others that he was armed and ready for a shootout with officers if they attempted to arrest him.
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As uniformed and plain clothes officers tried to remove the man from the car, he initially complied. The man, however, then reached for a gun and officers shot him, police said.
Police performed CPR on the man until paramedics arrived. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition and later died.
Tactical officers converged on a home in the area of Ninth Street and Cleveland Avenue.
Initially, six people exited the house, but four others remained inside and a standoff ensued, police said.
Several hours later, the four surrendered to police and police obtained a warrant to search the house. The other six were also arrested and taken in for questioning.