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Ex-Kansas officer who sued sheriff’s deputy killed by police

A former police detective in Kansas City, Kansas, was fatally shot by a police officer on...
A former police detective in Kansas City, Kansas, was fatally shot by a police officer on Monday after he disarmed one officer and pointed a gun at another.(Submitted)
Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 4:28 PM CST
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Police in Kansas City, Kansas, say a former police detective, who last year sued a sheriff’s deputy for running over him in a rural field, has been fatally shot by a police officer after disarming one officer and pointing a gun at another.

Kansas City Police Chief Karl Oakman says Lionel Womack was killed during the encounter Monday after police received 911 calls about a man standing in a road pointing at the sky and trying to jump in front of traffic.

Oakman said Tuesday that the officers had no choice and that the whole incident took place in 26 seconds.

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