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Archive for Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Two police officers wounded in shooting

August 8, 2007

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Two Kansas City police officers were wounded Tuesday and the man who opened fire on them was shot by officers returning fire.

The two veteran officers were taken to local hospitals where one was in critical condition and the other was treated and released, said Officer Darin Snapp, department spokesman. He said both officers were wearing protective vests.

Police officials didn't immediately identify either officer nor the third person who was shot and listed in critical condition.

Snapp said uniformed narcotics officers who make drug arrests and serve warrants tried to pull over a car on the city's east side. The car with three people inside headed east before pulling over.

As several officers approached the car, one of those inside got out and opened fire with a handgun and officers returned fire, he said. The other two people in the car were arrested without incident.

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