A North Kansas City police officer who was shot during a traffic stop Tuesday in North Kansas City has died, authorities said.
The officer was identified as Daniel Vasquez, who had been on the force for two years, North Kansas City Police Chief Kevin Freeman said during a news conference. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office announced a person has been arrested in the shooting. Police said the suspect turned himself in to the Kansas City Police Department.
Authorities said Vasquez pulled the car over about 10:40 a.m. near 21st Avenue and Clay Street in North Kansas City. The driver allegedly got out of the vehicle and began firing upon the officer, then drove away headed west.
Vasquez was transported to a hospital by ambulance and then transported to University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, Kansas.
Various law enforcement agencies responded to the scene at word of the shooting, including at least one squad care from the Riverside Police Department.
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