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Off-Duty Kan. Deputy Shot Confronting Suspect Breaking into Car 

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A Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded after witnessing and confronting a person trying to break in to a car at a Kansas City parking lot.

Credit: Robert A. Cronkleton Source The Kansas City Star

An off-duty Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputy was shot early Friday after confronting a person allegedly breaking into a car at a Kansas City, Kansas, apartment complex near the Kansas Speedway, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office said.

The deputy was shot at the Prairie View at Village West apartments at 11200 Delaware Parkway, said Capt. Michael Kroening, a spokesman for the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Kansas City, Kansas, police officers responded to the apartments shortly before 5:30 a.m. after the deputy called 9-1-1 and reported being shot, Officer Jovanna Cheatum, a spokesperson for the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, said in a news release.

The deputy had witnessed someone breaking into a car and when confronted, the person allegedly fired a gun at the deputy, the deputy told police. The deputy was hit by gunfire and was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Cheatum said.

Detectives with the Kansas City Police Department were investigating the aggravated battery. No suspect information was available.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 9-1-1 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (4877).

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