District attorney plans charges in Kansas detective’s death

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A suspect in the shooting death of a Kansas police detective is facing more charges.

Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman scheduled a news conference Wednesday to announce charges against 28-year-old Curtis Ayers, of Tonganoxie, Kansas.

Ayers is suspected in the killing of Kansas City, Kansas, Detective Brad Lancaster, who died at a hospital Monday about three hours after being shot during a confrontation near a racetrack.

Kansas authorities have alleged Aers fled in Lancaster’s car, then carjacked another vehicle with two children inside. He is accused of abandoning that vehicle, leaving the children unharmed, and taking another car. Authorities say he wrecked that car in Kansas City, Missouri, and was shot by officers there.

Ayers was charged Tuesday in Jackson County, Missouri, with seven counts arising from that confrontation.