KBI assisting in KCK officer-involved shooting

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred early Monday morning at an apartment complex in Kansas City, Kansas.

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A press release from the KBI said the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department (KCKPD) requested assistance in the investigation in the early morning hours December 4.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 2:55 a.m. a citizen called 911 to report that someone was shooting outside in the parking lot of an apartment complex near 61stSt. and Leavenworth Rd. When officers from KCKPD arrived on scene, they observed a male subject armed with a rifle leaning out of a window on the second floor of an apartment building. The man, later identified as 21-year-old Dominic A. M. V. Lee, of Kansas City, Kansas, pointed the rifle toward a responding officer. A KCKPD officer fired one round in Lee’s direction, striking him in the shoulder.

Officers entered the apartment and took Lee into custody without further incident. EMS responded, and transported him to a Kansas City hospital where he was treated for his injuries. No officers were injured during the incident.

Lee was released from the hospital this afternoon, and was immediately arrested on a warrant for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer.

Today, at around 4:50 p.m., Lee was booked into the Wyandotte County Jail. All suspects are presumed innocent unless and until convicted in a court of law.

If anyone witnessed this incident, they are asked to call the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME. The KBI will conduct a thorough and independent investigation into this shooting. Once completed the findings will be presented to the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office for review.

This investigation is ongoing.         

Dane Hicks is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School at Quantico, VA. He is the author of novels "The Skinning Tree" and "A Whisper For Help." As publisher of the Anderson County Review in Garnett, KS., he is a recipient of the Kansas Press Association's Boyd Community Service Award as well as more than 60 awards for excellence in news, editorial and photography.

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