Kansas City mayor says shooting not a planned ambush
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.