Kansas City Police Officer Shot and Killed

Kansas City Police Officer Shot - In Critical Condition

Kansas City Police Officer Shot – In Critical Condition

Kansas City Police Officer Shot and Killed

BREAKING UPDATE: It is with great sorrow that we announce that the Officer who was viciously attacked by these cowards has died.

Capt. Robert Melton was shot at 22nd and Haskell in Kansas City, Kan. One person was in custody and police had detained another.

When Melton arrived at the University of Kansas Hospital, CPR was started. “Despite our best efforts, the officer was pronounced at 2:55 p.m.,” said trauma surgeon James Howard.

Original Story: Another Police Officer has been shot, this time in Kansas City. According to Kansas City Police Chief Terry Zeigler, Officers responded to a “shots fired” call. They were engaged by multiple suspects. One Officer was hit and is now in critical condition.

KSHB Reports:

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A Kansas City, Kansas, police has been shot, according to the police chief.

Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted that an officer had been shot at 22nd and Haskell.

According to police, officers responded to a shots fired call at about 1:30 p.m. at Second and Edgerton. One person was taken into custody. As an officer pursued more suspects, more shots were fired, and the officer was hit.

The officer was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition.

Police continue to search for the other suspects.

This is an ongoing investigation. We will update you as we learn more. This incident appears to be eerily similar to the tragedy that happened just days ago in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, resulting in the deaths of three law enforcement heroes. Attacks on police officer are becoming all too brazen in recent days. There have been fifteen law enforcement deaths in July this year, fourteen of which have caused by assault or gunfire. These statistics do not include the countless officers who have been injured and assaulted due to recent events.

The cause of the recent turmoil and civil unrest is partly due to the recent police involved shootings. One is the justifiable shooting of Alton Sterling. The other is the shooting of Philando Castile, which is still under investigation. The sensationalism and hysteria that has spread because of these incidents is leading to the deaths and injuries of our heroes and destruction in our communities.