Second KC Police Officer Shot Today, Struck In The Head


MISSOURI — A Kansas City police officer was rushed to the hospital after being shot in the head while on-duty Thursday. This is the second officer shot in the city today.

A department spokesperson said officers were called to a “disturbance” near 31st and Van Brunt and upon officers arriving, the suspect fled and officers pursed on foot. The suspect began shooting at officers and they returned fire. The suspect was fatally shot.

One officer was struck in the head and was undergoing emergency surgery at an area hospital.

Earlier Thursday, a Kansas City officer and a bus driver were shot in a separate incident.

No further details were available.

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