Kansas City Police Chief, Terry Zeigler, said a police officer was shot and later died Tuesday afternoon. The officer had been taken to hospital in critical condition. It was a male officer. The trauma surgeon at Kansas University Medical Center said the police captain had died of his injuries, according to The Associated Press.
The incident happened in residential neighborhood, north west of Kansas City, Kansas. The shooting of the police captain occurred when he was responding to a report of shots fired by several people in a car.
When the officers arrived on the scene, the three or four people who had been shooting from a car jumped out and ran away, the Kansas City police department said in statement. Police said there were two suspects, one is in custody, another is still at large.