Three officers in Kansas City who were shot Sunday are all expected to survive, Police Chief Rick Smith said.
Authorities are searching for a suspect in the shooting of two police officers in Kansas City, Missouri. The suspected gunman, armed with a rifle, fled the scene in a vehicle with a second individual, police said.
The person who is suspected of shooting the officers was barricaded inside a home around the 3000 block of Topping Avenue, according to the KC Star.
The newspaper reports that the suspect came out of a home where he had barricaded himself inside Sunday afternoon and exchanged gunfire with police, who killed him.
The suspect, whom police did not identify, was wanted in the death of 25-year-old University of Missouri Kansas City student Sharath Koppu, who was killed in robbery.
"We have been looking for him all week and this is the first time we laid eyes on him", Smith said.
Shortly before 1 p.m., witnesses reported a barrage of gunshots near the area police were searching.
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".
Media quoted Jagdeesh Subramanian, president of the India Association of Kansas City, as saying that the group was grateful to police for pursuing Sharath's shooting diligently and that "there is some closure" with the person of interest's death. That vehicle was recovered a short time later. Two officers were shot there. He was shot and taken into custody.
"An additional (3rd officer) was struck by gunfire and was taken to the hospital", KCPD reported on Twitter.
Koppu was known as a "gifted student" from India. Their condition is unknown at this time.
Police alerted worshipers at United Believers Community Church to leave the premises as quickly as possible.