KC Police Identify Man Shot and Killed by Officers
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.