UPDATE: Suspect identified after wounding officer during traffic stop

3 years 10 months 1 week ago Monday, November 21 2016 Nov 21, 2016 Monday, November 21, 2016 9:32:00 AM CST November 21, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

GLADSTONE (AP) — Police have identified a man who was fatally shot during a confrontation in which an officer was wounded.

Kansas City police say the man was 18-year-old Jacob Stevens. Police say he jumped out of the passenger seat of a vehicle and fled Sunday night during a traffic stop in the Kansas City suburb of Gladstone.

The officer chased the fleeing passenger and sustained a non-life threatening wound. Stevens was fatally wounded in the encounter, but it's unclear who pulled the trigger.

Police say a suspect has been killed and an officer wounded near Kansas City, Missouri, after the suspect pulled out a handgun during a struggle.

Kansas City police said in a statement that the shooting happened Sunday night after a passenger ran from a vehicle that Gladstone police stopped for a traffic violation. Police say officers chased down the passenger who pulled out a handgun. Shots were fired, although the release didn't say whether an officer or the suspect pulled the trigger.

The shooting came on the same day a San Antonio officer was fatally shot and a St. Louis officer was critically wounded.

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