Suspect Identified In Officers’ Shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police have identified a man who they say shot and wounded three officers before he was fatally shot by police in Kansas City.

Police Chief Rick Smith said Monday that 25-year-old Marlin Mack was killed after he fired at officers at two locations Sunday. Investigators say he’d been under surveillance in an investigation into the killing of a college student earlier this month.

Smith says one of the injured officers was expected to be released from the hospital Monday. The other two officers will remain hospitalized but are in stable condition.

Mack was a person of interest in a July 6 killing of Sharath Koppu, a master’s degree student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Police believe Koppu was a random victim during an armed robbery at a local restaurant.

Smith said Mack hadn’t been on investigators’ radar before Koppu’s death.