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Police fatally shoot homicide suspect in exchange of gunfire

Authorities say Kansas City police officers shot and killed a homicide suspect in a ride-share vehicle Friday during an exchange of gunfire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police officers in Kansas City shot and killed a homicide suspect in a ride-hailing vehicle Friday during an exchange of gunfire, authorities said.

Sgt. Bill Lowe, a spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said officers stopped the vehicle in which the man was riding around 12:30 p.m. in an area near the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. The other occupants followed orders to exit the vehicle, but the suspect refused to do so, he added.

The preliminary investigation found that the man pointed a handgun at himself before shooting at officers, Lowe said. He noted that the officers then returned fire, striking the man. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. No officers were hurt.

The patrol, which is investigating the shooting, did not immediately release the man’s name.

Police said officers were stopping the vehicle while investigating the killing of Shermaine Taylor, who was pronounced dead Wednesday in an alley.

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