A 6-year-old girl was rescued after her father used her as a shield after firing at Kansas City, MO, police officers Sunday night, police say.
Officers responded at about 9:30 p.m. to reports of a man dragging a screaming child down the street.
The officers tracked the man to a house. Inside the 37-year-old father reportedly confronted the officers with a gun. One of the officers used his Taser at the suspect to get him to drop the gun. The suspect responded by firing at the officers on the stairs, police say. One officer fell and injured his arm, Fox 4 reports.
The officers again tried to contact the suspect and saw he was holding his daughter in front of him like a shield as she continued to scream for help, police say.
Police did not see a gun in the suspect’s hand this time and rushed toward him to save the girl. She was rushed outside to a patrol car to wait for an ambulance.