Felony suspect shot during arrest attempt in Northeast

Kansas City, Missouri police officers remain on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near the intersection of Roberts Street and Indiana Avenue this afternoon.

One suspect was apprehended at another location and transported to an area hospital where he is in fair condition.

According to police sources, officers with the Fugitive Apprehension Unit were attempting to take an individual with an outstanding felony warrant into custody near Indiana Avenue and Roberts Street.

As officers approached the vehicle to take the individual into custody, the suspect then attempted to flee the scene and drove toward one of the officers.

That officer then discharged his weapon into the vehicle in an attempt to stop the suspect.

The suspect continued to flee and struck two unmarked police vehicles, driving one up onto a curb.

The suspect ran over a fence, through yards, and struck a number of private vehicles on the street.

With information on which address the suspect may have fled to, officers were able to contact the suspect and peaceably take the suspect into custody, render medical aid, and transport him to a local hospital.

According to Captain Tim Hernandez, the suspect was struck by police gunfire at least one time.

“We’re always hopeful that we can take individuals into custody peacefully and without incident,” said Hernandez. “In this, he made a decision that he didn’t want to do that and do whatever he could to get out of the area, driving through yards in a residential area, striking numerous vehicles in the process.”

The Accident Investigation Unit is on the scene at Roberts Street and Indiana Avenue and is attempting to recreate exactly what happened.

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it is received.

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