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Video: Kansas Police Captain Killed in Tuesday Afternoon Shooting

July 19, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Kansas Police Captain Killed in Tuesday Afternoon Shooting

A Kansas City, KS, police captain was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon.

Capt. Robert Melton was shot at 22nd and Haskell. One person is in custody, another has been detained.

The incident began about 1:33 p.m. when police received a call about an armed disturbance at Second Street and Edgerton Drive. The caller told police that several people in a car were firing shots at them, according to a statement from KCK police.

Officers arrived within minutes. At that time, three or four people bailed from the car.

An officer took one person into custody near there.

Shortly before 2 p.m., an officer attempted to stop another person. Multiple shots were fired and an officer was hit. Police were advised that an officer was down at 1:58 p.m.

Police have swarmed the area with dozens of officers searching for additional suspects, the Kansas City Star reports.


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