Three officers shot in Kansas City, suspect dead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) — Three officers in Kansas City who were shot Sunday are all expected to survive, Police Chief Rick Smith said. The suspect in those shootings is dead.

The shooting happened just after 12:15 p.m., our CBS affiliate KCTV reports.

According to police, undercover detectives and tactical operations were working an ongoing investigation at a motel near Interstate 70 and 40 Highway.

At that time, two officers were hit by gunfire.

They are currently in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and are in stable condition.

Police said the suspect then left the scene with a passenger in the car.

The vehicle and passenger were found a short time later. That passenger was taken into custody.

Police then engaged in a standoff with a suspect, who was barricaded inside a house.

There, gunfire was exchanged with the suspect at least three more times.

During that, one additional officer was hit by gunfire there and was also taken to the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

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