Archive for Friday, October 15, 2010

KCK police officer wounded in shootout

October 15, 2010

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— A police officer and a suspect are being treated for gunshot wounds after a confrontation in a Kansas City, Kan., appliance store.

Police Capt. John Cosgrove says the officer was shot in the arm in the shootout late Thursday afternoon and appeared to be in stable condition. He says the suspect was in critical condition.

Cosgrove said police had stopped a vehicle while investigating a home invasion robbery. Two people ran from the vehicle and a third ran into the appliance store, chased by police.

Cosgrove says the suspect pulled a gun and fired at least one shot, hitting the officer. Other officers returned fire, striking the suspect.

The incident happened southwest of downtown Kansas City, Kan.

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