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Carjacking suspect killed by police in Kansas City, Kansas

June 21, 2021 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A carjacking suspect has died after an exchange of gunfire with police in Kansas City, Kansas, authorities said.

Dario Dominguez, 25, died Sunday after a police pursuit that began in Kansas City, Missouri, before ending across the state line in Kansas.

Police said an armed carjacking happened Thursday in Kansas City, Kansas. The victim told police he was giving the suspect a ride when the man pulled a gun and demanded the vehicle, a Ford Expedition.

Officers in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday spotted a vehicle that matched the description and a pursuit began. The pursuit went into Kansas City, Kansas, and ended when Dominguez’s vehicle crashed behind a convenience store.

Police said a review of footage from in-car and body cameras showed Dominguez getting out of the vehicle with a handgun before turning and shooting at police. Officers returned fire. He died at a hospital.

The shooting is being investigated by a multi-agency task force made up of representatives from Kansas City, Kansas, police, and the sheriff’s department and district attorney’s office in Wyandotte County, Kansas.