Sniper suspect is dead in Kansas City, Kan., standoff

05/17/2014 12:04 AM

06/03/2014 10:17 AM

A man who fired at police in Kansas City, Kan., was found to be dead inside an apartment late Friday night.

Tactical officers who entered the unit reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. that the suspect had no pulse. He was in a second-floor room where the shots had come from. Police found a long gun with the suspect.

Police and Kansas Highway Patrol officers had surrounded the apartment in the Brougham Estates complex in the 1700 block of North 73rd Terrace. Police were dispatched on a reported disturbance shortly before 7 p.m.

Police said the suspect shot at them but no officers were injured. A witness reported officers shot back at the suspect.

The scene was across the street from the Kansas City Kansas Community College. Some residents in the area were evacuated.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. police broke windows in the apartment and deployed a robot camera. They determined the suspect was down on the floor and not moving. Police then deployed pepper gas and prepared to enter the unit.

The location is just west of the community college. Campus police blocked roads into the school and a ball game in progress was canceled as a precaution.

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