Jan 14, 2020 3:52 PM

2 NE Kan. officers who shot at teens were found to be justified

Posted Jan 14, 2020 3:52 PM

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A prosecutor has ruled that two suburban Kansas City police officers were justified in shooting at a pair of teenagers and wounding one of them.

Johnson County, Kansas, District Attorney Steve Howe said Monday in announcing his finding that the Olathe officers had fired in self-defense in November.

A news release said an officer encountered two 16-year-olds while investigating possible car burglaries. 

Both teens face charges in the struggle.