The war on cops continues as another cop was shot in a drive by shooting. When will this finally end? Details are still developing about the suspect.
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) – A KCK police officer who was shot and killed came after officers responded to a drive-by shooting, Police Chief Terry Zeigler said.
Authorities say Capt. Robert Dave Melton died while reporting on an armed disturbance call. His death comes just after two months following the death ofKansas City, KS police detective Brad Lancaster who was shot and killed May 9 near the Kansas Speedway.
Melton was shot in his patrol car as he was approaching a group of individuals that matched the suspects’ description of that call.
Zeigler said the shooting happened at 22nd Street and Haskell Avenue at 1:33 p.m. An individual said three or four parties were shooting in his direction. Officers arrived on the scene at 1:37 p.m. Melton was shot at 1:58 p.m., according to police, when he attempted to make contact with another suspect in the area.
Melton was brought to the University of Kansas Hospital before 2:30 p.m. Efforts to resuscitate him did not work, according to trauma surgeon James Howard.
A suspect in Melton’s shooting was taken into custody.
Police are searching the area of 18th and Parallel Parkway. The FBI is also on the scene investigating.
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