By Bob Owens
Kansas City, Kansas police captain Robert Dave Melton was shot and killed today as he attempted to stop a vehicle matching the description of one reported to be involved in a drive-by shooting some 20 blocks away. The suspects reportedly bailed out of their vehicle. “Numerous” suspects then opened fire on Captain Melton before he could leave his vehicle.
EMS rushed Captain Melton to a local trauma center, but they were unable to review him.
Police One shares a slightly different version of events, where Melton approached the group of suspects while they were apparently on foot.
An officer with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department died Tuesday after he was shot in his car as he approached people matching the description of suspects in an earlier shooting.
Capt. Robert Melton was brought to the University of Kansas Hospital just before 2:30 p.m., but resuscitation efforts did not work, trauma surgeon James Howard said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference.
“There’s a lot of pain and brokenness in our community and our nation right now, and we just want to ask everyone to be prayerful and thoughtful right now,” Mayor Mark Holland of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County said.
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