Shots fired at Kansas City police led to a chase that ended in Kansas City, Kan., with the driver in custody Sunday night.
Kansas City police were on patrol near 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue just after 10:30 p.m. when they heard shots being fired near South Benton Avenue, said Sgt. Kari Thompson, a spokeswoman for Kansas City police.
As officers approached the northbound ramp to Bruce R. Watkins Drive, they heard several more gunshots.
“One officer reports even feeling the heat from one of the shots going past them in the patrol car,” Thompson said.
“At this time, the perception is that they were being shot at,” Thompson added. “We are still working on those details to determine. This is an awful situation — a situation no one should be placed in.”
Police think shots entered the passenger compartment of their vehicle and exited through the front windows.
Officers saw a silver vehicle speeding away, so police pursued it. Officers chased the vehicle into Kansas City, Kan., where the pursuit ended near Kansas 5 and and Interstate 635.
The officers were not injured. Police returned to the area where the shots were fired and discovered several houses and vehicles had been struck by gunfire.
Police were investigating what precipitated the shots being fired.
Anyone with information about incident is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.