Security guard shot while confronting person with gun at Kansas City apartment complex

A security guard was shot Wednesday night after confronting a person with a gun at an apartment complex in east Kansas City, police said.

The shooting occurred about 9:50 p.m. at the Stonegate Meadows apartments at 10500 E. 42nd Street, according to the Kansas City Police Department.

The security guard told police that he saw an unknown person approach with a gun. After the guard told the person to drop the gun, the person shot the guard.

The guard was taken to a hospital where he was in stable condition, police said.

No suspect information was available.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).


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