KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say an officer has shot and wounded a carjacking suspect after he grabbed for another officer’s gun outside a Kansas City church while services were happening inside.
The suspect is hospitalized in stable condition and expected to survive the Sunday morning shooting.
Police Officer Darin Snapp says a security officer at the Midtown Baptist Temple began chasing the suspect after he tried to carjack two people. One of the intended victims told church security that the suspect told her he had a gun and tried to get her out of her vehicle.
Snapp says that when police tried to arrest the suspect outside the nearby Redeemer Fellowship church, the suspect grabbed for an officer’s gun and was shot. No officers were hurt.