Tragic news coming in, as a police detective was shot this afternoon near the Kansas Speedway and taken to a hospital by an ambulance. They couldn’t wait for a medical helicopter.
The shooting was reported at about 12:30 p.m. on an outer road on the south side of the Speedway, or west of the Hollywood Casino, in Kansas City, Kansas… 118th Street and State Avenue.
The incident may have started with a carjacking at that location. Police reportedly were looking for a man in a gold Camry. About 1:05 p.m., they reported that the carjacker may have taken a different car, a silver Ford Focus, at gunpoint in Basehor.
KCPD and Kansas Highway Patrol helicopters are assisting in the search of a tan sedan on Interstate 70 westbound from Interstate 435, officials said. No further details about the suspected vehicle or the suspect has been released.
One of our detecives shot near the Speedway. Don’t know how serious yet.
— Terry Zeigler (@KCKPDChief) May 9, 2016
— Tom Dempsey (@KCTomDempsey) May 9, 2016
— Monty Davis (@MontyDavisKC) May 9, 2016
BREAKING: Law enforcement searching for a suspect wanted for shooting a KCKPD Detective near Kansas Speedway. Unknown condition of officer.
— Sam Hartle (@Sam_Hartle) May 9, 2016
This is a breaking news story. More details will be shared as they become available.