KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police have released the names of two men shot and killed by officers in downtown Kansas City.
Police say 34-year-old Robert White and 33-year-old Timothy Mosley
were killed in the shooting late Thursday afternoon. Police say the men
were fighting over a golf cart and a gun in the middle of Barney Allis
Plaza, a downtown public square.
The melee led hundreds of professors and teachers in town for an
event at the nearby Kansas City Convention Center to briefly seek
shelter in the basement.
Police Chief Rick Smith says the officers “did what they thought was necessary.”
The shooting happened less than an hour after city officers fatally
shot a woman reportedly seen brandishing a sword, raising concerns about
police tactics and how the investigations will be handled.