(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
KANSAS CITY Mo. Sha'ban 03 1437 May 10 2016 SPA -- A Kansas City Kansas police detective helping respond to a report of a suspicious person near a racetrack was fatally shot Monday and a parolee sought for questioning in that and an ensuing string of reported carjackings was wounded after a shootout with police in neighboring Missouri according to AP.
The detective was shot at least twice about 12:30 p.m. near the Kansas Speedway underwent surgery at a hospital and later died his department said in a statement. His name was not immediately released though a police spokesman Patrick McCallop called him "a seasoned officer."
"Our detective fought a good fight but unfortunately he died from his injuries ..." Kansas City Kan. Police Chief Terry Zeigler said in a tweet. "Thanks for the support & prayers."
Police said the gunman after wounding the detective fled in the officer's unmarked car then hijacked a vehicle with two children inside before abandoning it in nearby Basehor Kansas leaving those kids unharmed.
Police publicly appealed for help in trying to find Curtis Ayers 28 for questioning in the shooting. That Tonganoxie Kansas man ultimately was taken into custody in Kansas City Missouri when he crashed the car he was driving while being pursued by officers then was shot by police after trying to carjack a woman's vehicle.
That woman was wounded and taken to a hospital a Kansas City Missouri police spokeswoman said without specifying her medical condition. Ayers was hospitalized in stable condition McCallop said.
"This individual was very dangerous. We are so happy that this individual is in custody" Kansas City Missouri police spokeswoman Kari Thompson told reporters later. "We are so glad this situation has come to an end."
Ayers has had longstanding trouble with the law having served prison time in Kansas in recent years for convictions involving child abandonment fleeing or trying to elude law enforcers and interference with a law enforcement officer online Kansas Department of Corrections records show.
Ayers previously had been charged in North Carolina with offenses ranging from misdemeanor theft to possession of stolen goods and burglarizing vehicles according to court records.
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