Kansas City police have identified the man shot and killed by a police sniper yesterday following a standoff and hostage situation.
Police identified the man as 18-year-old Blake Bowman.
Several news reports gave the same story. Bowman, who police considered a suspect in an armed carjacking from last week, was spotted near 46th Street and Sterling Avenue Thursday. So Bowman ran into his mother's house in the 10900 block of East
A two-hour standoff ensued, and finally ended with Bowman coming out of the house
with a knife to his mother's throat. Bowman refused to drop the knife and a sniper fatally shot him.
Bowman's mother was not injured.