Police shoot, wound teen in Kansas City suburb

November 25, 2019 - 7:53 pm

Authorities say police shot and wounded a teenager while investigating a robbery in suburban Kansas City.

Police said in a Facebook post that the shooting happened just after midnight Monday in Olathe. Police say officers were conducting a follow up on a previous home burglary in which handguns were taken when they spotted two people who were armed. The post says the situation “escalated,” and officers fired their guns.

The wounded suspect, 16, was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police arrested the second person. The shooting is under investigation. No other details were immediately released, including the name of the wounded teen or what he was doing before he was shot.

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