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KCK police shoot man during robbery investigation and gunfight, police chief says

KCK police investigate officer-involved shooting outside CVS pharmacy

Officer Zac Blair, a Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department spokesman, described the investigation of an officer-involved shooting Thursday, April 25, 2019. Officers initially were called for a reported robbery at CVS Pharmacy at 3750 State Ave.
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Officer Zac Blair, a Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department spokesman, described the investigation of an officer-involved shooting Thursday, April 25, 2019. Officers initially were called for a reported robbery at CVS Pharmacy at 3750 State Ave.

Kansas City, Kansas, police were investigating an officer-involved shooting that sent a man to the hospital Thursday night.

It happened after police were called to investigate a robbery after 6 p.m. at CVS Pharmacy, located at 3750 State Avenue.

According to Police Chief Terry Zeigler, a man exited the store and shot at officers.

Zeigler said the officers shot back and injured the man.

The man was taken to a hospital and was stable, the chief later said in a tweet.

At the scene, Officer Zac Blair, a police spokesman, said there was “a confrontation that took place outside the store that resulted in shots being fired.” He said “multiple” officers were involved in the shooting.

No officers were injured.

Customers were at store at the time of the shooting, Blair added.

A large area around the pharmacy was blocked off Thursday night as police continued investigating.

Blair said a new shooting investigation team would respond to the scene, including investigators from Topeka.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.
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