A Kansas City Police Captain was shot just before 2 p.m. while responding to an armed disturbance at Second Street and Edgerton Drive.
Officers responded to a call of shots being fired in the area of Second Street and Edgerton Drive. Upon arrival Officers found several suspects fleeing a vehicle. One was apprehended almost immediately.
Captain Robert David Melton had responded to the scene to assist officers in the investigation and attempted to assist in the arrest of a subject who had shot him while fleeing. Melton was reportedly hit by a bullet fired through the window.
The 46 year old veteran of 17 years was taken to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 3:00 P.M.
There are currently 2 persons in custody whose names have not yet been released nor have charges been discussed with media at this time. There is still one suspect wanted and another person is wanted for questioning at minimum.
The Kansas City Missouri Police Department Posted the following on it’s Facebook page:
Condolences don’t seem enough anymore. Our friends and neighbors across the state line, the Kansas City Kansas Police Department – KCKPD, lost another officer in the line of duty today – their second this year. Another protector’s family is grieving. Another police department is hurting. We all are. We stand ready to assist our neighbors in any way possible.
Also, we appreciate all the support we’ve received from members of our community lately. That’s what we need to get through moments like this. As you saw on Chief Forté’s blog that we posted here earlier today, these are scary times for police and their families. Your prayers and support really mean the world right now. And they mean a lot to our friends and colleagues in KCK, Baton Rouge, Dallas and around the country, as well