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Officer Down! Kansas City, Kansas

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KCK police captain critically injured in shooting

Three people in custody, investigators say

Police said an officer responded to a call about an armed disturbance at Second Street and Edgerton Drive about 1:30 p.m. The caller reported that someone in a vehicle was firing shots in the area.

Investigators said officers reached the scene about five minutes later and said several people jumped out of the vehicle. One of those people was taken into custody right away.

Police said that while the captain, who was at the scene, tried to contact another fleeing suspect, shots were fired and the captain was hit. The captain was taken to a hospital with critical injuries.

More: http://www.kmbc.com/news/police-officer-shot-in-kck-police-chief-says/40783926

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12 minutes ago, timetraveler2015 said:

Various reports say the officer has died from the gunshot wounds.

Thanks...Yep He's dead.

 

A KCK police officer has died after being shot Tuesday afternoon. 

Sources confirm to KCTV5 News the officer died while reporting on an armed disturbance call. 

Authorities say KCK police captain Robert Dave Melton was killed. 

Melton had a long history of service to Wyandotte County. 

Melton had served as captain of the Kansas City, KS Police Department since May 2015. Before then, he was a KCK police sergeant for over eight years. 

Melton was a police lieutenant with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office from Nov. 1990 - Dec. 1999, later joining the KCKPD as a patrol officer from Dec. 1999 - Nov. 2006. 

From 2007-2012, he was in the Kansas National Guard. 

More: http://www.kctv5.com/story/32481163/kck-police-officer-killed-in-the-line-of-duty

 

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