KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are expected to release further details about the fatal shooting of a Kansas City, Kansas, police captain who was searching for a drive-by shooting suspect.
Police are holding a Wednesday morning news conference in the shooting death of Capt. Robert Melton. A suspect is in custody, but the person’s name hadn’t been released because no charges had been filed by Tuesday night, hours after the shooting.
The 46-year-old Melton was a 17-year veteran of the department.
Police spokesman Tom Tomasic said Melton was searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting when he drove up to someone matching the description. Tomasic said that before Melton could get out of his vehicle, the person opened fire and hit the officer multiple times.