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3 Missouri police officers wounded in Kansas City shootout; suspect killed

Police in Missouri shot and killed a suspect they said wounded three officers and was a person of interest in the shooting death of a university student, The Kansas City Star reported.

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The man had barricaded himself in a residence, Kansas City police said. The three officers were expected to live, KCTV reported.

The suspect was being investigated in the July 7 shooting death of Sharath Koppu, 25, a University of Missouri-Kansas City student, earlier this month, the Star reported.

According to police, undercover detectives were conducting an investigation at the Sky-Vu Motel in Kansas CIty when the officers were hit by gunfire, KCTV reported.

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Police spokesman Sgt. Jacob Becchina said both men  were rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the area with another person in a vehicle, Becchina said. The vehicle was found and an accomplice was arrested, the Star reported.

Police confronted the suspect at a residence, and after gunfire was exchanged, a third officer was wounded, the Star reported.

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