Kansas City police officers shot eight people in 2016, killing two of them. Both men killed had a firearm. On Nov. 30, Kansas City police shot and killed a robbery suspect who police said was reaching for a gun during his arrest at Eighth Street and Van Brunt Boulevard. Patrol and narcotics officers pulled over a car as part of a planned arrest. David K. Crosby-Dowdy, 25, was a suspect in several robberies and had reportedly told police that morning that he was armed and ready for a shootout. Police said officers shot Crosby-Dowdy when he reached for a gun as they tried to remove him from the car. He died at a hospital.
Kansas City police officers shot eight people in 2016, killing two of them. Both men killed had a firearm. On Nov. 30, Kansas City police shot and killed a robbery suspect who police said was reaching for a gun during his arrest at Eighth Street and Van Brunt Boulevard. Patrol and narcotics officers pulled over a car as part of a planned arrest. David K. Crosby-Dowdy, 25, was a suspect in several robberies and had reportedly told police that morning that he was armed and ready for a shootout. Police said officers shot Crosby-Dowdy when he reached for a gun as they tried to remove him from the car. He died at a hospital. Toriano Porter, tporter@kcstar.com
Kansas City police officers shot eight people in 2016, killing two of them. Both men killed had a firearm. On Nov. 30, Kansas City police shot and killed a robbery suspect who police said was reaching for a gun during his arrest at Eighth Street and Van Brunt Boulevard. Patrol and narcotics officers pulled over a car as part of a planned arrest. David K. Crosby-Dowdy, 25, was a suspect in several robberies and had reportedly told police that morning that he was armed and ready for a shootout. Police said officers shot Crosby-Dowdy when he reached for a gun as they tried to remove him from the car. He died at a hospital. Toriano Porter, tporter@kcstar.com

Kansas City police shootings continue, but fatality rate drops

December 29, 2016 03:35 PM