Ky Johnson Killed by Kansas City Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
3051 Van Brunt Blvd
Mapping Police Violence:

Police responded to a disturbance around 4:40 p.m. in a McDonald's parking lot. Witnesses described the man who shot the officer as erratic and said he was waving a weapon and yelling in the parking lot before police arrived. Ky Johnson allegedly shot the KCPD officer in the head. The injured officer's partner shot and killed Johnson.

Agency: Kansas City Police Department

Motive: Person with a gun, erratic behavior

Confrontation Type: Person with a Weapon (gun)

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Ky Johnson

Death Date: July 2, 2020

County: Jackson

Geography: Urban

Gender: Male

Age: 31

Race: Black

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Foot

Washington Post Database ID: 5976

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