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UPDATE: Kansas Officer Shot and Killed

KSAL StaffMay 10, 2016

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.

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