OLATHE, Kan. — Police in Kansas shot and killed a man who approached them with an “edged weapon” after a New Year’s Eve disturbance, police said.
Officers were called to a disturbance Saturday night at a home in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, Sgt. Joel Yeldell said in a news release.
When officers arrived, a 27-year-old man inside the home pulled out the weapon and moved toward the officers, Yeldell said.
Officers tried to use a stun gun on the man but he continued moving toward them. One Olathe officer shot the man, and he died at the scene, Yeldell said.
No officers were injured.
A Johnson County multijurisdictional team will investigate the shooting.
The officer who shot the man has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.