Independence police officer shoots, kills man after chase

1 year 6 months 2 weeks ago Monday, February 08 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 7:20:50 AM CST February 08, 2016 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was shot and killed by Independence police after a chase.

Kansas City police said in a news release the man killed was 47-year-old Harless Scott. The chase started in Independence late Thursday and eventually went into Kansas City, where stop sticks disabled the fleeing vehicle.

The suspect ran from the car and a police officer followed.

Police say Scott turned toward the officer with a gun in his hand, prompting the Independence police officer to shoot him. Scott was dead at the scene.

No officers were injured. An investigation continues.

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