Suspect killed in Sugar Creek by Missouri police identified
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A suspect who was fatally shot by Missouri police has been identified.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Jeremy Sinclair was killed after he shot at officers following a chase Saturday in the Kansas City area.
Patrol spokesman Sgt. Bill Lowe says troopers had joined a pursuit involving a stolen vehicle just before 10:45 p.m. Saturday.
Lowe says Sinclair drove his vehicle down a boat ramp in Sugar Creek before getting out of the vehicle. Police say Sinclair then placed his hands into his sweatshirt and ignored commands to show his hands.
A bean bag round was fired at Sinclair, initially stunning him, before Lowe says Sinclair turned toward officers and started shooting.
Lowe says troopers and a Jackson County Sheriff's deputy returned fire, killing Sinclair.