KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Authorities say a man being investigated in the killing of an Indian college student was fatally shot by Kansas City police after wounding three officers.
Police say the slain man was as a person of interest in the slaying of 25-year-old Sharath Koppu. His name hasn’t been released, but police say he was under surveillance before gunfire erupted Sunday outside a motel and later at a nearby house.
Police didn’t immediately respond Monday to a message seeking details about the man and what preceed the shooting. The officers’ conditions haven’t been released, but police have said their wounds weren’t life threatening.
Koppu was a master’s degree student from India studying at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was shot during an armed robbery on July 6 at a fast food restaurant where he worked.