Crime

Off-duty Kansas City police officer shot near 63rd and Blue Ridge Cutoff Saturday

Police are looking for information after an off-duty officer reported he was shot in the chest while patrolling a shopping center early Saturday morning, according to the Kansas City Police Department.

According to police, the officer was shot while working off-duty patrolling a shopping center parking lot at 63rd Street and Blue Ridge Cutoff.

Around 1 a.m. the officer heard noises along the property treeline and walked toward the area. The officer heard gunshots coming from the area, took cover and called for assistance before realizing he had been shot in the chest, police said.

The bullet did not go through his bullet resistant vest.

The officer did not shoot his own gun and is in fair condition.

Kansas City police are investigating the incident and have no suspect information at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kansas City police homicide unit at 816-234-5043.

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The Kansas City Police Department sent a press release Saturday morning detailing the shooting.

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Katie Bernard covers Kansas crime, cops and courts for the Kansas City Star. She joined the Star in May of 2019. Katie studied journalism and political science at the University of Kansas.
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