UPDATE 5:20 p.m. ET: Here's a KCK-TV report about the shooting:
A Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was fatally shot Tuesday, according to KCTV-TV.
The Associated Press confirmed the report, citing a trauma surgeon.
KCK police captain Dave Melton has been identified as the police officer killed. pic.twitter.com/PSVVJWmeMr— KCTV5 - Kansas City (@KCTV5) July 19, 2016
According to KCTV, police responded to an armed disturbance call earlier Tuesday afternoon when an “individual said three or four parties were shooting in his direction.”
Earlier Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted that one of their officers was shot. “Start prayers,” he added.
We have an officer shot at 22nd & Haskell. Start prayers, unknown condition.— Terry Zeigler (@KCKPDChief) July 19, 2016
Josh Marshall, a reporter for KCTV, tweeted that sources told him the officer had died.
KCTV noted that the shooting follows the death of Kansas City police detective Brad Lancaster earlier this year.
According to the Kansas City Star, “Multiple suspects ran from the scene” of the shooting.
According to CNN, one person is in custody and two others have been detained. Police are still searching for another suspect.
This story has been updated.
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