KCMO Police Officers Shot Sunday

Three Kansas City Police officers shot Sunday are all expected to survive after a gunman fired at the Sky-Vu Motel on 40 Highway, adjacent to I-435.   The incident happened around NOON when undercover detectives attempted to make an arrest.  The suspect then shot two officers with a rifle.  He fled with another person to a residence at 30th and Topping, the third officer was hit at that time.  After more gunfire, officers killed the suspect.  The gunman had been identified as a person of interest in the slaying of Sharath Koppu and officers had him under surveillance.   The 25-year-old Koppu was a master’s degree student from India who was studying at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.   Koppu was shot on July 6 during an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Kansas City where he worked.  Jagdeesh Subramanian, president of the India Association of Kansas City, said the group is grateful to police for pursuing Koppu’s shooting diligently and that “there is some closure” with the person of interest’s death.