Suspect killed in Sugar Creek by Missouri police identified

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A suspect who was fatally shot by Missouri police has been identified.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Jeremy Sinclair was killed after he shot at officers following a chase Saturday in the Kansas City area.

Patrol spokesman Sgt. Bill Lowe says troopers had joined a pursuit involving a stolen vehicle just before 10:45 p.m. Saturday.

Lowe says Sinclair drove his vehicle down a boat ramp in Sugar Creek before getting out of the vehicle. Police saySinclair then placed his hands into his sweatshirt and ignored commands to show his hands.

A bean bag round was fired at Sinclair, initially stunning him, before Lowe says Sinclair turned toward officers and started shooting.

Lowe says troopers and a Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy returned fire, killing Sinclair.