May 17, 2021 12:18 PM

Teen dies after being shot by police at KC-area park

Posted May 17, 2021 12:18 PM

GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) — A 17-year-old who was shot by police in Missouri after confronting officers with a gun has died, authorities said.

Lantz Stephenson Jr., of Grandview, was shot about 6:45 a.m. Sunday at a park in the Kansas City suburb of Grandview, and died later that day at a hospital, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

The patrol said in a post on Twitter that an “apparent suicidal” person was at the park with a gun. Highway patrol spokesman Sgt. Andrew Bell said the person called 911 and said he had a gun and wanted to confront officers at the park.

He approached the Grandview officers aggressively before two officers fired their weapons at him, Bell said.

No officers were injured. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, the patrol said.

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Kansas City (AP) — Police shot and wounded a man who confronted officers with a gun Sunday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Sunday at a park in Grandview, Missouri, on the south end of the Kansas City metro area. The Highway Patrol said in a post on Twitter that an “apparent suicidal” person was at the park with a gun.

Highway patrol spokesman Sgt. Andrew Bell said the man called 911 and said he had a gun and wanted to confront officers at the park about two miles east of Interstate 49 and north of Highway 150.

Bell said the man with a gun approached officers aggressively before two officers fired their weapons at him.

The man was taken to a hospital, but details about his condition were not immediately available Sunday. No officers were injured.