KC Police: Man killed was 'person of interest' in fatal robbery


Now, the U.S. media reports reveal that Sharath's killer was shot dead by the Kansas City Police during a shootout on Sunday.

At least three police officers were shot in Kansas City, Missouri, and the suspect was killed after a standoff with cops, officials said Sunday afternoon.

The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle with a passenger. He fled in a auto which was found abandoned at a distance.The police then concentrated on a home the suspect had got into. The suspect later came out of the home, police exchanged gunfire again, and the suspect was killed.

All three wounded officers were treated at hospitals for injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

Police said he was as a person of interest in the slaying of 25-year-old Sharath Koppu, who was fatally shot during an armed robbery on July 6 at a fast-food restaurant where he worked. The condition of the third officer wasn't immediately available. Relatives said Koppu was studying for a master's degree in computer engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The suspect barricaded himself inside of a home about a mile from the motel.

A window that was shot out Sunday
A window that was shot out Sunday

"We've been looking for him all week", Smith said. That passenger was taken into custody.

University Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal expressed thanks in a statement Sunday to the officers who were wounded while investigating Koppu's death, saying they "risked their lives to pursue justice".

The gunman remained at large until just before 1 p.m. when police focused their efforts on the area of 30th and Topping Avenue. One additional detective was hit by gunfire and was also taken to the hospital. Worshippers at the United Believers Community Church were urged to leave the area as soon as possible while officers were searching for the suspect.

In elaborating on the shooting, Becchina told Fox4KC: "At 12:15, officers working an ongoing investigation at the Sky-Vu motel involved undercover and tactical operations".

Officers with assault rifles blocked off the area during the search.

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She said the officers received 'a paid vacation'. "I just want to see the two officers, I want to see justice", she said. Two police officers in Georgia have been suspended after their own body cams revealed a traffic stop gone wrong.