A deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service fatally shot a man Friday in southeast Kansas City.
The incident happened early Friday afternoon in the 8700 block of East 97th Terrace, according to Kansas City police, who were investigating the shooting.
A marshals service official said the deputy was based in Kansas and was serving an arrest warrant.
According to Kansas City police, the marshals fugitive apprehension task force went to a house to serve an arrest warrant from Johnson County on a charge of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
Inside the home, marshals encountered a man armed with a gun, police said. A deputy marshal fired his weapon in self-defense in “response to the subject’s actions,” police said.
Investigators were trying to determine if the person killed was the man being sought, according to police.
Marshals were involved in another shooting Dec. 3 in Overland Park.
That shooting occurred near 105th Street and Metcalf Avenue when members of a marshals fugitive apprehension task force shot a man they were trying to arrest on several warrants. He survived and is being held in the Johnson County jail.