- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man is dead after an early morning shootout with federal drug agents who went to a Kansas City home to serve a warrant.

Kansas City Police Capt. Tye Grant says the man opened fire at Drug Enforcement Administration task force agents after they entered the home around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Grant says the DEA agents returned fire and hit the man in the leg as they backed away to a secure area.

Agents fired tear gas into the home around 7 a.m. after a four-hour standoff, and just before 7:30 a.m. the man came out of the house and pointed a gun at officers.

Grant says the officers feared for their safety and shot the man, whose identity has not been released.

No officers were injured in the incident.

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