North Kansas City, Mo. Police officer killed in drive-by shooting, suspect is in custody

Authorities say a suspect is in custody following the shooting of a North Kansas City police officer on Tuesday morning. Authorities said Tuesday afternoon that the officer died. He was identified as 32-year-old Officer Daniel Vasquez. Missouri State Highway Patrol officials issued a “blue alert” Tuesday after a law enforcement officer was shot and seriously injured while conducting a traffic stop. Officials said a male officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in question, the driver exited the vehicle and began shooting at the officer, causing serious injury. The officer was rushed to an area hospital in life-threatening condition, but later died of his injuries. This is the first line of deaths from the North Kansas City Police Department. No information was provided about the arrested individual other than that he turned himself in to the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Authorities were looking for a gray Ford Taurus with temporary Missouri tag 03GU43. The driver was only identified as a white male with brown hair, carrying an unknown firearm. The initial incident occurred on 21st Street in North Kansas City at 10:41 a.m. The vehicle was last seen heading west on 21st Street from Clay Street. The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department has taken over the investigation into this shooting. Refresh this page for updates. Blue alerts were recently enacted in Missouri. With notification systems similar to an Amber Alert, a Blue Alert is for threats or violence against law enforcement.

Authorities say a suspect is in custody following the shooting of a North Kansas City police officer on Tuesday morning.

Authorities said Tuesday afternoon that the officer died.

He was identified as 32-year-old Officer Daniel Vasquez.

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Missouri State Highway Patrol officials issued a “blue alert” Tuesday after a law enforcement officer was shot and seriously injured while conducting a traffic stop.

Officials said a male officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in question, the driver exited the vehicle and began shooting at the officer, causing serious injury.

The officer was rushed to an area hospital in a life-threatening condition, but later died of his injuries.

This is the first line of on-duty deaths for the North Kansas City Police Department.

No information was provided about the arrested individual other than that he turned himself in to the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.

Authorities were looking for a gray Ford Taurus with temporary Missouri tag 03GU43. The driver was only identified as a white male with brown hair, carrying an unknown firearm.

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol photo of the suspect vehicle

The initial incident occurred on 21st Street in North Kansas City at 10:41 a.m. The vehicle was last seen heading west on 21st Street from Clay Street.

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The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department has taken over the investigation into this shooting.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, on their website.

Refresh this page for updates.

Blue alerts were recently enacted in Missouri.

With notification systems similar to an Amber Alert, a Blue Alert is for threats or violence against law enforcement.


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