Thursday, March 31, 2011

Two officer-involved shootings end with two dead Tuesday

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 1:26 PM

click to enlarge We could do without gunfights near the Bass Pro Shops.
  • We could do without gunfights near the Bass Pro Shops.

UPDATE: The man shot to death by Olathe police on Tuesday has been identified as 20-year-old Carlos Villegas Jr. As for the assault victim, he's listed in stable condition at a local hospital. 

Original Story (March 30):
Two lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 were shut down after an Independence police officer shot a person during a gunfight Tuesday, The Kansas City Star reported. Near the Bass Pro Shops, the officer reportedly pulled over the car, which he believed may have been used in a bank robbery prior to Tuesday. The driver reportedly got out and opened fire.



The officer wasn't injured, but the suspect was. The suspect's condition hasn't been released. However, the Star reported that a body was on the ground for a long time after the shooting. KMBC Channel 9 reported that a sheet was covering a body along the highway.

In Olathe, police responded to an "armed disturbance" around 10 p.m. They found an armed man assaulting another man in a home at Logan and Spruce. An officer shot the armed man, who died at the scene. The dead man's name hasn't been released.

The assault victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for injuries suffered in the incident. KCTV5 reported that a son was attacking his father with a knife. When officers arrived, they found the son threatening his father with the weapon, and the police shot him. The victim of the

knife attack reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries.

An officer is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into the matter. It's a standard procedure. If you have info about this incident, call the Olathe police at 913-895-6300.



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