Leavenworth Police Officer Shoots, Kills Suspect

Police say a northeast Kansas officer has shot and killed a suspect while investigating a vehicle theft.

TheĀ  shooting happened Tuesday night in Leavenworth. Police Chief Patrick Kitchens says the officer reported the shooting shortly after arriving to investigate the stolen vehicle.

Police have asked the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to review the shooting, as is standard procedure. No other details were immediately released. Police didn’t immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.

Associated Press information from: The Kansas City Star