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Kansas police responding to overdose call shoot, kill man

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Police in Kansas City, Kansas say an officer shot and killed an armed man after he fled from the scene of an opioid overdose on a bicycle.

The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department said in a news release that officers spotted the man pedaling away Friday night from a home where they found a man and woman unresponsive.

While emergency crews used a rescue drug to revive the two overdose victims, officers broadcast the fleeing man’s description.

Another officer found the man a half-mile from the home and tried to make contact with him.

Police said that during that interaction, the officer fired at the man, killing him.

His name wasn’t immediately released.

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