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Kansas City mayor says shooting not a planned ambush

5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago July 20, 2016 Jul 20, 2016 Wednesday, July 20 2016 July 20, 2016 10:45 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

KANSAS CITY - The mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, says authorities don't believe the fatal shooting of an officer was part of a planned ambush, but someone trying to evade arrest.

Mayor Mark Holland of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County also said during a Wednesday news conference that the community is still "healing and reeling" from the fatal shooting of a Kansas City, Kansas, officer in May, which was the first in the department in 19 years.

Capt. Robert Melton was fatally shot Tuesday while searching for a drive-by shooting suspect.

Wyandotte County Commissioner Harold Johnson said a short prayer before the news conference began.

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