Archive for Sunday, May 25, 2008

KC police officer shot by fellow officer

May 25, 2008


— Kansas City police say an officer suffered minor injuries when he was accidentally shot by a fellow officer while trying to apprehend a suspect.

Capt. Rich Lockhart said the officers were investigating a report of a man shooting a rifle in the street Saturday morning.

When police arrived, the 22-year-old man was in the street with the gun but then ran into a house.

Lockhart says as the officers were surrounding the house, one officer accidentally shot the other officer. The 28-year-old officer was shot in the left thumb and had injuries to his face.

The suspect with the rifle was taken into custody and faces charges for discharging a firearm within the city limits.


igby 10 years ago

Wonder how this could happen?

igby 10 years ago

Wyandotte, is seriously crime ridden and any officer that's been on duty for any amount of time there has been truly put to the test in every way.

armyguy 10 years ago

igby, While Wyandotte is crime problems it is in Kansas not Kansas City, Mo.

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