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Suspect in shooting of 3 Kansas City cops dies in standoff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police fatally shot a man Sunday suspected of shooting and wounding three Kansas City police officers, authorities said. All three officers are expected to live.

The suspect died Sunday afternoon after barricading himself in a house in the southeast part of the city. He emerged from the home and was killed in an exchange of gunfire, police Chief Rick Smith told reporters.

Police spokesman Sgt. Jacob Becchina said the first two officers were shot during an undercover operation at a motel less than 2 miles from Kauffman Stadium, where the Kansas City Royals baseball team plays. The suspect then fled in a vehicle with another person, who was arrested when officers found the vehicle.

The suspect barricaded himself inside of a home about a mile from the motel. He shot the third officer in the arm during the standoff, Smith said.

The suspect was a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a University of Missouri-Kansas City student during a robbery earlier this month. Authorities said they are not searching for any additional suspects in the shootings, CBS affiliate KCTV reports.

"We've been looking for him all week," Smith said. "This is the first time we laid eyes on him."

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