LATEST: 3 Kansas City Officers Shot - Another Cop Shot During Manhunt

Three Kansas City police officers have now been shot.

Kansas City, MO - Three Kansas City police officers have now been shot after a third officer was shot during the manhunt for a gunman.

The Kansas City Star reports that the initial shooting happened near U.S. 40 and Manchester Sunday at around 12:15 p.m.

Undercover and tactical officers were conducting an investigation when a suspect with a rifle shot two of the officers. Those officers are now in stable condition.

The suspect fled in a vehicle, which was recovered a short time later near 30th and Topping. A passenger in the vehicle was taken into custody while the gunman fled on foot.

The Kansas City Star reports hearing at least 50 gunshots in the area during the manhunt at around 12:56 p.m., and a third officer was hit in the gunfight.

The condition of the third officer has not been released.

Kansas City PD say that they are now in a standoff with the suspect, who is believed to be barricaded in a home in the 3000 block of Topping Ave.

UPDATE: While surrounded by tactical officers, the suspect exited the residence and opened fire on the police. He was destroyed in the gunfight.

The third officer who was shot is in stable condition.

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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Wonder if the third officer was friendly fire. Wonder if stricter federal gun control laws would have prevented this tragedy.

Rving
Rving

You shoot a cop, they shouldn’t be given another breath of air! Do that enough and maybe it would stop.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@Rving:. Did he know they were police? Were they in uniform?

mes
mes

Doesn't matter the good guy's won

Lancebringer
Lancebringer

Stricter how? In other words, no. Look at Chicago, NYC, Washington D.C., L.A., Detroit. Do ANY of their laws stop anything? Nope. https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2018/03/02/pasadena-police-lt-vasken-gourdikian-arrested-suspecting-of-selling-guns-without-a-license-lying-in-statements/ Then stuff like this happens. Tell me, what stops corruption in the Police?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

That is why it has to be federal.

Rmartz
Rmartz

I support our police. If you don't, maybe you should just leave America. We MUST have law enforcement. Certainly there's bad cops here and there but to judge ALL law enforcement by a few bad ones is just ignorant.

Rmartz
Rmartz

"Did he know they were police"????!!! WHAT?? What a stupid comment!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Rmartz Military is charged with protecting the country, not police. No one should leave the country for not supporting the police.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Lancebringer I've lived in both DC and LA. Gun control is working fine.

And "good" police should be stopping bad police much more often, but i don't understand why they don't. Apparently 99% of cops are good, even though there is no way to assess that properly.

Walt66
Walt66

what a dumb ass remark. Did you know Dr's kill many more patients then police officers kill people? Should we have the same strict regulations and confrontation of Dr's like we do with police officers. Crawl back under your rock Rmartz.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Rmartz Also, quit with the "don't judge all by the conduct of a few" diatribe. You don't use that mentality when referring to black folk, so don't use it when referring to cops.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@Rmartz: is says that the first two officers shot were undercover and/or tactical officers. That is why there is room to question whether he knew they were police. Not going to judge on this until we know whether the shooter knew the first two officers were police, or whether he had reason to think that they were crooks.

Jsmoe
Jsmoe

So if one teacher has sex with a student does that mean all of them do? If one soldier is an alcoholic does that mean all of them all? Get off your liberal high horse. You are the problem with this country.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Jsmoe If an adult has sex with a child and another adult finds out, they tell the authorities.

If a soldier is an alcoholic and his buddies find out, they report him because their lives depend on him and vice versa (alcoholism isn't a crime, I'm just staying with your metaphor).

An equivalent statement would be if a cop did something bad, a good cop would report him to IA or however cops are reported. That doesn't happen consistently.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Jsmoe There are roughly 1 million officers in the country. Even if i were to take the bogus figure of only 1% being bad, that should mean there are 10000 bad cops "serving and protecting" people right now. Do you honestly believe there are that few and even more incredibly, the remaining 990,000 would be okay with that figure?

LEO0301
LEO0301

I wonder how many people were shot and killed in Chicago today and how many witnesses actually came forward to help the police? I've been told black lives matter but apparently not so much that they would actually try to help and find the people responsible for shooting up their neighborhoods.

SoberProgressive
SoberProgressive

@Hi_estComnDenomn, "An equivalent statement would be if a cop did something bad, a good cop would report him to IA 'or however cops are reported' (WTF is that?). That doesn't happen consistently." is a lie you depend on everyone to believe. But then, you are someone who depends on lies and liars. Who do you think gets those bad cops off the streets, people like you? ROFLMFAO! As to those 10000 bad cops, you have way more than that with those bad brothers in Chicago and Detroit killing your other Brothers, and you don't care. But, you will rail about bad cops? Cops you can't even tell us who they are? While we not only know who the bad brothers are, we actually know who they are and have their history of what they have done to the community you want everyone to believe you care about. Speaking about a liar. That would be you and all those complaints you have about people whom you say you care about.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@SoberProgressive you're saying a whole lot. let me try to understand your response.

are you asking about my numbers? or are you saying 99% of cops are good?

Mrs10
Mrs10

@Hi_estComnDenomn What had led you to believe that good cops DON'T turn in bad cops? I'm honestly baffled. You talk like this doesn't happen but I've not seen proof of this ever. As I've said ad nauseum now - good cops hate bad cops more than anyone else possibly could. That's why IA (Internal Affairs) exists in the first place!

Mrs10
Mrs10

@Hi_estComnDenomn Your argument about a possible 10,000 cops being bad and no one doing anything about it is a logical fallacy. Your argument assumes that the other 99% are OK with the 1% bad. Of COURSE not! To say that 100% of cops on the street at any given moment are all good would be naive and not at all genuine. But that doesn't mean that efforts are not being made to eradicate those that soil the badge. Just like the military has MPs to police the soldiers the cops have IA to police the police. Both groups (MP/IA) are necessary bc you'll never have 100% good in any group. But knowing that there will never be 100% good doesn't mean you stop trying to reach that ideal.

Mrs10
Mrs10

@Hi_estComnDenomn You say that soldiers will turn in other soldiers because their lives depend on each other. It's the EXACT same thing with cops. Why would a cop let another cop back him up if the first cop knew the second had betrayed his badge?! That's crazy. Anyone who betrays his badge might then betray his brother or at least not be trust-worthy in life/death situations.

SDLucas
SDLucas

Prayers for the fallen and wounded. And, for the confused jerks who seem to want to make every discussion and posting, even those which involve death and clearly line-of-duty actions, indictments or complaints about policing and police in general. Dead and wounded human beings, regardless of their status before the law, deserve a least a moment of respect before we return to grinding our political axes.

I wonder if it's even possible to be a SJW without being a bigoted and hateful... Jerk?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

"Dead and wounded human beings, regardless of their status before the law deserve a least a moment of respect"

Including the dead man that the undercover officers approached in some fashion that has not yet been disclosed to us? Out of respect to the dead man, I think "respect" demands that we consider the possibility that he did not know he was shooting at police officers. Maybe he did know . . . maybe he didn't. Need to know what disinterested witnesses and the video at the Sky Vue Motel say before I can decide how to feel about this situation.

Maybe it was good police work and maybe it was bad, unsafe police work. We need to know precisely because Blue Lives Matter.

JBo
JBo

Hi_estComnDenomn said, "I've lived in both DC and LA. Gun control is working fine."

DC murders are up 44% over last year, violent crime down 7% (excluding murder)...source www.dc.gov. LA murders are down 6% over last year, violent crime up 4% over last year and up over 16% from 2 years ago...source www.latimes.com.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@JBo What are the specific stats for gun death? And when was this article written?

JBo
JBo

Gun stats for DC not given, just the crimes percentages. Updated as of this morning, July 17, murders are now up 46% over last year.

Gun stats for LA not given, just the crime percentages. The article was written December 17, 2017.

Hawk3699
Hawk3699

Hey Burgess, get your head out of your liberal, drivel ass. That dead suspect made the wrong decision and paid for it. Good riddance to him. Tomorrow a cop or civilian will live because he's not around to kill again. Prayers to those injured by the scumbag. BTW, you going to the "scumbags" funeral? I bet not!!!

LEOWIDOW
LEOWIDOW

Couldn’t ask for a better ending...... other than not to have this happen at all. But, Officers x 3 stable and the low life scum is dead! Hell is where he deserves to be.