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UPDATE: Kansas Officer Shot and Killed

Associated Press - May 10, 2016 8:13 am

The police chief in Kansas City, Kansas, is expressing gratitude for the outpouring of support after a detective was fatally shot.

Chief Terry Zeigler said in a Tweet early Tuesday that he is thankful for the prayers for the family of 39-year-old Brad Lancaster and his department.

Lancaster was shot at least twice about 12:30 p.m. Monday while responding to a report of a suspicious person near the Kansas Speedway. Police said in a statement that he died at a hospital.

Police say the shooter fled in the detective’s car, then carjacked a vehicle with two children inside before abandoning that vehicle, leaving the kids unharmed. A suspect has been taken into custody in Kansas City, Missouri.

ORIGINAL: 1:10 a.m.

Police say a Kansas City, Kansas, detective was shot and killed, and a man who’d been sought for questioning in that incident was later wounded and arrested after a shootout with police in neighboring Missouri.

Police say the detective was shot at least twice about 12:30 p.m. Monday while helping respond to a report of a suspicious person near the Kansas Speedway. Police said in a statement that he later died at a hospital. His name wasn’t released.

Police say the shooter fled in the detective’s car, then carjacked a vehicle with two children inside before abandoning that vehicle, leaving the kids unharmed.

Police sought 28-year-old Curtis Ayers for questioning in the shooting. He ultimately was taken into custody in Kansas City, Missouri, when he crashed his car after exchanging gunfire with officers.

Doug Clemens

May 10, 2016 at 9:02 am

He exchanged gunfire with the cops and he is still alive? Those cops need more time on the gun range.

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