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Kansas City police: Off-duty officer shot while moonlighting

September 14, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are looking for a suspect in the overnight shooting of an off-duty officer.

The Kansas City Star reports the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Saturday as the off-duty officer was patrolling a shopping center in the Lewis Heights neighborhood.

Police say the officer heard noises along a property tree line and walked toward the area when he heard gunshots, took cover and called for help. He then realized he’d been shot in the chest. The bullet did not penetrate his protective vest.

Police say the officer did not return fire. He was in fair condition after the shooting.

Police said no suspects were found and are asking the public for any information on the shooting.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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