A police officer in Kansas City, Kan. was shot Tuesday afternoon. KCTV 5 reports that Captain Robert Melton has died.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued a statement on Melton’s death.
“For the second time in only 10 short weeks, our hearts are broken by the ultimate sacrifice of a Kansas City, Kan., police officer,” Schmidt said. “We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with all in the law enforcement community and share in Kansas City’s sorrow. My prayers and deepest sympathies remain with the men and women of the KCK Police Department, with all officers who protect and serve with honor, and with the family and friends of Captain Melton.”
According to Police Chief Terry Zeigler, Melton was shot near 22nd and Haskell. Zeigler tweeted out about the shooting from the @KCKPDChief account.
Authorities are expected to release further details about the fatal shooting of a Kansas City, Kansas, police captain who was searching for a drive-by shooting suspect.