Kansas City police officers investigating a shooting knocked on a door early Tuesday, then heard a gunshot they believed was directed at them.
An officer standing on the front porch noticed a shadow in the living room and saw the muzzle flash but was not hurt in the 2:20 a.m. incident in the 11300 block of Delmar Avenue.
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Three officers had gone to the home as part of an investigation of a shooting about an hour earlier in the same area. That victim was shot in the arms.
One officer stood in the backyard, a second officer stood in the front yard and the third officer knocked on the door.
“Who the (expletive) is it?” a man yelled.
Sensing the hostility, the officer began backing away from the front door. The man inside yelled again, “Who is it?”
“Police,” the officer answered before hearing the gunshot. All three officers took cover before eventually enticing the home’s occupants to leave.
Police arrested a 46-year-old man they believed fired the gun and three other men who matched the description of the gunman in the earlier shooting.