Suspect, police exchange gunfire in Kansas City

Courtesy KSHB
Courtesy KSHB

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City police exchanged gunfire with a homicide suspect holed up inside a home.

Police spokesman Capt. Tye Grant says no officers were hurt during the gun battle Thursday morning in Kansas City. Officers were trying to serve a warrant when the shooting began.

Detectives tracked the suspect to the home and were trying to persuade him to come outside. Grant says the suspect opened the back door and fired at detectives, who returned fire. Grant says it’s not known if the suspect was injured.

Police want to talk to him about a shooting death Sunday during an apparent failed kidnapping attempt. Police say the man who died, Joe Laudenbach, was shot after forcing his way into a home and trying to kidnap someone.

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