Man killed by Independence police identified

Authorities on Saturday identified a man fatally shot after a police chase as Harless Scott, 47, of Kansas City.

Scott was shot late Thursday by an Independence police officer after the car chase turned into a foot chase in the Ruskin Heights area. Independence police notified Kansas City police about 11:30 p.m. Thursday that they were pursuing a possible stolen car headed into Kansas City.

Kansas City police deployed devices to flatten the car’s tires.

The driver stopped near 113th Street and Blue Ridge and ran from the scene.

As the Independence officer chased the driver, the man allegedly turned toward the officer with a gun. The officer shot the man, who died at the scene.

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