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.