The Latest: Kansas AG: Officer's shooting death 'senseless'

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Posted: May 10, 2016 10:40 AM
The Latest: Kansas AG: Officer's shooting death 'senseless'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a police detective in Kansas City, Kansas (all times local):

9:40 a.m.

Kansas' top law enforcement official says the state mourns the "senseless" shooting death of a Kansas City police detective.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a statement Tuesday that he extends his prayers to the family of 39-year-old Brad Lancaster's family and to Lancaster's former colleagues.

Police say Lancaster died at a hospital Monday about three hours after being shot while responding to a report of a suspicious person near a racetrack.

A suspect, 28-year-old Curtis Ayers, was arrested after being shot by police during an attempted carjacking after he crashed another car. He was in stable condition Tuesday at a hospital.

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8:45 a.m.

Police say a suspect in the shooting death of a police detective in Kansas City, Kansas, remains hospitalized after officers shot and wounded him during his capture.

Kansas City, Missouri, police spokeswoman Amber Thomas-Hickerson says 28-year-old Curtis Ayers is in stable condition at an unspecified hospital.

Thomas-Hickerson says a woman who police say was shot by Ayers as he tried to hijack her car also is in stable condition with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Police say 39-year-old Brad Lancaster died at a hospital Monday about three hours after being shot while helping respond to a report of a suspicious person near a racetrack.

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7 a.m.

The police chief in Kansas City, Kansas, is expressing gratitude for the outpouring of support after a detective was fatally shot.

Chief Terry Zeigler said in a Tweet early Tuesday that he is thankful for the prayers for the family of 39-year-old Brad Lancaster and his department.

Lancaster was shot at least twice about 12:30 p.m. Monday while responding to a report of a suspicious person near the Kansas Speedway. Police said in a statement that he died at a hospital.

Police say the shooter fled in the detective's car, then carjacked a vehicle with two children inside before abandoning that vehicle, leaving the kids unharmed. A suspect has been taken into custody in Kansas City, Missouri.

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1:10 a.m.

Police say a Kansas City, Kansas, detective was shot and killed, and a man who'd been sought for questioning in that incident was later wounded and arrested after a shootout with police in neighboring Missouri.

Police say the detective was shot at least twice about 12:30 p.m. Monday while helping respond to a report of a suspicious person near the Kansas Speedway. Police said in a statement that he later died at a hospital. His name wasn't released.

Police say the shooter fled in the detective's car, then carjacked a vehicle with two children inside before abandoning that vehicle, leaving the kids unharmed.

Police sought 28-year-old Curtis Ayers for questioning in the shooting. He ultimately was taken into custody in Kansas City, Missouri, when he crashed his car after exchanging gunfire with officers.