Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Suspect killed in police shooting identified

At 7:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6., a KCPD officer was dispatched on a noninjury accident at 113th and Sycamore streets. Another officer running radar eight blocks away joined the dispatched officer in case he needed back-up. Police saw a Jeep had crashed into a tree. Witnesses told police that the driver got out of the Jeep carrying a handgun and walked north on Sycamore. Officers located the suspect in a park at 112th Terrace and Sycamore. Officers approached him in their vehicles. As they were exiting their cars, the suspect turned and shot at the officers. Officers returned fire, striking and killing him.

The suspect who was shot and killed by police has been identified as 36-year-old Exae Chavez-Gutierrez of Grandview, Mo.

The two officers involved in the shooting have 28 years and 13 years of law enforcement experience, respectively. They are currently on paid administrative leave, which is routine in all Kansas City Police shootings.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
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