Kansas City police standoff ends with man dead in house

05/25/2014 1:57 PM

06/03/2014 10:17 AM

Kansas City police said Sunday evening that a man who barricaded himself in an East Side house was dead after a long standoff.

Police responded to the home in the 2300 block of Lawndale Avenue, near Blue Valley Park, about 11:40 a.m. after reports of shots fired in the area.

Police declared the situation a standoff at 12:15 p.m.

Police released few details about the incident, but Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte tweeted earlier that a police negotiator was being summoned to assist.

| Tim Engle, tengle@kcstar.com

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