KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV/AP) -- Police say officers shot and killed a man who was armed with an assault rifle near the Legends Outlets.
Officer Jonathan Westbook said officers were called to the Country Inn and Suites at 1805 N 110th St. near the Legends Outlet shopping district after a manager reported a heavily armed man came into the business and said he had killed his wife.
Jacob Honeycutt, the general manager of the Country Inn and Suites, told KCTV5 news the man walked into the front desk and told hotel staff, “I just murdered my wife. I’m armed and dangerous. I’m headed to the Legends. You better call police.” Hotel staff called police.
The man then left the hotel.
Westbrook said the man was armed with an assault rifle when officers found him. He says the man fired at police, they shot and killed him.
Westbrook says police are working to determine whether the man had killed his wife.
No police officers were injured. Police say the suspect didn't make it into the Legends businesses.
Village West and State Avenue will be shutdown for several hours to investigate, police say.
The Legends Outlets Kansas City issued the following statement:
After learning about a potentially armed suspect in the Village West area, we are taking the proper measures to put the safety of our shoppers first and have secured the property. Kansas City Kansas Police Department - KCKPD is on the scene and keeping us updated as we actively work with them. The Legends security team is engaged and monitoring throughout the property.
Cerner issued the following statement:
Earlier today, local law enforcement alerted Cerner to an incident near our Continuous campus in Kansas City, KS. We took immediate steps to protect associates through a temporary lockdown, preventing anyone from entering or departing the buildings. We commend the authorities for their swift response in diffusing the situation.
The scene is still active, Kansas City, Kansas City, Police Department says.
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