Independence police kill driver after chase into south KC

A police chase involving a possible stolen vehicle ended late Thursday with an Independence police officer killing a man during a foot chase in the Ruskin Heights area of south Kansas City.

According to Kansas City police, Independence police notified them about 11:30 p.m. that they were pursuing a possible stolen vehicle headed into Kansas City.

Kansas City officers deployed devices in the area of 99th Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard to flatten the vehicle’s tires. After the vehicle ran over the devices, the driver stopped near 113th Street and Blue Ridge and ran from the vehicle.

As an Independence officer chased the driver on foot, the man allegedly turned toward the officer with a gun in his hand. The officer shot the man, who died at the scene.

The Star