Kansas City police release name of man killed by sniper - KMOV.com

Kansas City police release name of man killed by sniper

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City police have released the name of a man killed by a sniper as he held a knife to his mother's neck.

Police said the man who was killed was 18-year-old Blake Bowman.

Officers say Thursday's incident began when officers tried to stop Bowman to ask him about a car theft earlier this month. The man ran back into his home and eventually came out holding a knife to his mother's neck.

Police say the suspect refused to drop the knife and a sniper fired one shot.

The Kansas City Star reports that in an unrelated case, the suspect pleaded guilty last month to burglary, tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest. He was free on probation on those counts.

He also was on probation after pleading guilty to robbery in a Raytown case.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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