An 18-year-old man was in Kansas City Municipal Court after he reportedly moved toward Kansas City police officers aggressively moments after they shot another man who allegedly pointed a gun at them early Sunday.
Joshua Brandon Harvey of Kansas City was cited for obstruction and resisting arrest in the incident that happened near 72nd Street and Wabash Avenue, where a large crowd had gathered.
Officers used a stun gun to subdue Harvey when he reportedly moved toward them and failed to respond to their demands to back away. Harvey allegedly used profanity and charged at officers several times while they tried to render first aid to a man police had shot after the man allegedly refused to drop a handgun.
Jamil A. Jackson, 18, was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with assault on a law enforcement officer. The officer reportedly ordered Jackson to drop the weapon and show his hands. But Jackson allegedly placed the gun in his right pocket with the grip sticking out, according to court documents.
Prosecutors also said Jackson turned toward the officer and moved as if he were going to pull out the handgun. The officer told him to show his hands, but Jackson reportedly took out the gun and started to raise it at the officer.
The officer fired twice, striking Jackson in the abdomen, court documents stated.
Harvey is scheduled to appear in Municipal Court on Sept. 30.