KC Police Identify Man Shot and Killed by Officers

5 years 8 months 1 week ago Tuesday, August 13 2013 Aug 13, 2013 Tuesday, August 13, 2013 4:52:00 PM CDT August 13, 2013 in News
Source: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Police in Kansas City have identified a man shot and killed by officers last week as a suspected parole violator.

The Kansas City Star reports the man was identified Tuesday as 44-year-old Michael Ray Bitters, of Kansas City.

Officers were called to a convenience store in the northern part of the city Thursday night after someone recognized Bitters and knew he had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation.

Witnesses said Bitters appeared to bait the officers, pretending to have a gun and abruptly pulling his hand from his waistband. Four officers then opened fire.

Bitters was on parole for a theft conviction and on probation for a 2012 drug conviction.

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