KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — An officer with Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after being shot while on-duty.
The officer, whose identity has not been released, had responded to a report of person being shot at by several people in a vehicle. When he and other officers arrived on the scene, the three or four occupants of the car jumped out and ran away, police said in a news release.
One officer took one suspect into custody at 1:39 p.m., but a second officer was shot at 1:57 p.m. when he tried to make contact with another suspect, police said.
The injured officer’s car was in the middle of the street, police spokesman Cameron Morgan said.
“There’s glass and blood all around it,” Morgan said, adding that authorities are looking for additional suspects.
Tuesday’s shooting was the second of a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer since early May, when a detective was shot and killed near Kansas Speedway.
Draper reported from Kansas City, Missouri.