By Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City, Missouri, police officer shot and wounded a man Saturday afternoon after pursuing him from a home where police had gone in response to a call about a violent incident that involved a gun, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Police went to the home after an injured female called police, said Sgt. Bill Lowe of the Highway Patrol.

The man was driving away from the home as police arrived, and officers pursued. The man subsequently crashed his vehicle and fled on foot.

Officers ran after him between two houses until they reached a fence and couldn’t go any further, Lowe said. The man then turned toward the officer and pointed a black object at him.

“That’s when the officer, fearing for his life, fired his weapon,” Lowe said.

The officer was not hurt and the suspect was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A gun was found at the scene, Lowe said.

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