Oct 23, 2021 4:30 PM

KCPD: Driver who crashed into tree had been fatally shot

Posted Oct 23, 2021 4:30 PM

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A driver who crashed Friday evening into a tree in Kansas City was later found to have been shot, police said.

Officers were dispatched at 9:15 p.m. to an injury accident. The man was unresponsive when police and emergency medical responders arrived at the scene of the crash, police said in a news release.

Medical responders began treating him and transported him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

It was discovered during his treatment that he had been shot. Detectives were notified a time later that he had died.

Detectives and crime scene personnel processed the scene at the time of the call. Police said they are following up in the hopes somebody saw something in the area around that time.