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Man killed, 2 Kansas police officers injured in altercation

November 23, 2021 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man was killed Monday and two Kansas City, Kansas, police officers were injured in an altercation, authorities said.

Police spokeswoman Nancy Chartrand said police responded around 2:30 p.m. to the city’s Coronado neighborhood after receiving a report that someone was standing in a road looking at the sky and jumping in front of traffic.

She said an altercation ensued and a gun was discharged. She said it wasn’t immediately clear who fired the weapon or whether it went off intentionally or accidentally.

She said the man who had been the focus of the police call died at a hospital. She said two officers also were taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

No other details were immediately released, including the name of the man who died. Chartrand said police and the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

Police are urging anyone who saw what happened before or during the shooting to come forward.