Former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Lionel Womack has been identified as the man shot and killed Monday during a struggle with KCKPD officers.
The department said officers were responding to a call about a man acting strangely in the street around 2:30 p.m.
The 911 caller said the man was standing in the street, looking and pointing at the sky. As the caller drove closer, Womack reportedly tried to jump in front of the vehicle, KSHB reports.
Womack and the responding officers got into a struggle over an officer’s weapon when it went off, according to KCKPD.
Womack, 36, was shot and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Two officers involved also were treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according to KCKPD.
Womack was terminated from KCKPD on Aug. 11, 2020, due to "personnel issues," according to KCKPD Chief Karl Oakman.
Womack was the man captured on dashcam video running across a southwestern Kansas field after a police chase when Kiowa County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Rodriguez ran him over with a police vehicle.
The incident happened Aug. 15, 2020, but didn’t come to light until a lawsuit was filed in federal court that alleges excessive force by Rodriguez, a part-time sheriff’s deputy who said running over Womack was accidental.