North Kansas City, MO – A North Kansas City police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop on Tuesday.
The shooting occurred at about 10:30 a.m. on July 19 when North Kansas City Police Officer Daniel Vasquez stopped a car that had an expired temporary license plate, WDAF reported.
North Kansas City Police Chief Kevin Freeman said the driver shot Officer Vasquez and then fled the scene in his vehicle.
He was arrested by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office after he turned himself in to police in Chillicothe at about 1:45 p.m., WDAF reported.
Authorities have not yet released the identity of the cop killer.
The wounded hero was transported to the hospital for treatment, but the North Kansas City Police Department announced that he had succumbed to his wounds at about 2:30 p.m.
— Andy Alcock (@AndyKMBC9) July 19, 2022
North Kansas City Police Chief Kevin Freeman announces that the police officer who was shot has died.
Daniel Vasquez was a 2-year member of the department pic.twitter.com/MNPlBFiLqL
— Aarón Torres (@AaronTorres_) July 19, 2022
Officer Vasquez was 32 years old and joined the police force in 2021, according to WDAF.
His murder was the first line-of-duty death for the North Kansas City Police Department.
The North Kansas City Police Department has 21st Avenue closed off from Buchanan Street to Swift Street.
— Peyton Headlee KMBC (@PeytonKMBC) July 19, 2022
I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of North Kansas City Police Officer Daniel Vasquez. All of us in Kansas City extend our sincere condolences to Officer Vasquez’s family, his law enforcement brothers and sisters, and the people of North Kansas City.
— Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) July 19, 2022
The loss of a police officer is a tragic event for an entire community, and we are grieving this loss with our neighbors in North Kansas City. Please join us in keeping them in your thoughts and prayers.
— kcpolice (@kcpolice) July 19, 2022
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