68-year-old man fatally shot during Missouri police standoff

1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, February 07 2017 Feb 7, 2017 Tuesday, February 07, 2017 7:02:00 AM CST February 07, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Authorities say a 68-year-old man was the person who was fatally shot during a weekend standoff with police in Kansas City.

Police identified the man Monday night as Johnnie Harris Jr. Officers shot and killed him Saturday when he emerged from a home carrying a weapon.

Kansas City police say officers were called to the home when bullet holes were found in a neighbor's home. Officers unsuccessfully tried to make contact with the resident of the home where the shots originated.

During the hours-long standoff, officers heard periodic gunshots from inside the home as they unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate with Harris. He exited the home with a weapon, and officers shot and killed him.

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