A man who tried to hold up a Dollar Tree store in Kansas City, Kan., with a large knife was shot Thursday by a Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy, authorities said. The man’s injuries were described as life-threatening.
Police were called about 1:30 p.m. to the store at 520 County Line Road. Sheriff’s deputies and a Westwood police officer confronted a man down the street from the store, near Sixth Terrace and County Line Road.
Police ordered the man to drop his knife but he refused, sheriff’s officials said. The Westwood officer deployed his stun gun but it had no effect, said Lt. Kelli Bailiff, spokeswoman with the sheriff’s office.
A deputy then shot the man, who was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Bailiff said.
Nothing was taken from the store. Kansas City, Kan., police are investigating, Bailiff said.