Kansas City, Kansas, police identify man killed by officers

January 2, 2023 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, have identified the man killed last week after a confrontation with police.

The man was identified Monday as 53-year-old Thomas Marshall of Kansas City, Kansas.

Police say the incident began around 8 a.m. Friday in Kansas City, Kansas, when a man called police looking for help after his car broke down. An officer arrived and police say a man emerged from the woods pointing a gun before taking the police car, prompting a chase.

The man eventually stopped, exited the vehicle and pointed a gun at officer. A police spokesman said multiple officers opened fire, killing the man.

The officers who fired shots are on administrative leave pending an investigation.