Independence police officer shoots, kills man after chase
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.