BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) - Police say officers have fatally shot a 16-year-old boy while responding to a report of a prowler in a residential area of suburban Kansas City.
Blue Springs police spokeswoman Jennifer Dachenhausen says the shooting happened around 5 a.m. Wednesday. She said she couldn't say whether the person who was shot was armed or provide any additional details about what led up to the shooting pending an investigation.
The name of the victim wasn't immediately released.
Police say the 16-year-old had a weapon on him and was directing it towards the police officers. According to Sgt. Lowe, the officers feared for their lives and opened fire.
The two officers who were involved in the shooting were placed on paid leave pending an investigation, as is customary. She said she couldn't immediately release their names or race.
Authorities also said they are investigating reports that the boy made the original prowler call to 911.
Police planned to release more details in a written statement later Wednesday.