Sadly, yet another officer has died in what has all the signs of an ambush.
North Kansas City Police Officer Daniel Vasquez had pulled over a vehicle for an expired tag.
When he approached the car, he was shot and killed.
Here We Go Again
About two years ago in Texas, we saw a rash of these types of attacks on officers.
People were being purposely pulled over by police to set them up.
This shooting, while not confirmed, has all the makings of such an attack.
Mayor Bryant DeLong broke the news, stating, “This morning, North Kansas City Police Officer Daniel Vasquez was killed in the line of duty while performing a car stop in a neighborhood.
“I cannot express how excruciating this senseless death is for our organization and community. Daniel’s family, the NKC Police Department, and our entire community are grieving from this tragedy.”
Officer Vasquez was a two-year veteran of the force.
North Kansas City Police Chief Kevin Freeman added, “All these are tragedies but to see such a young person so early on in his career lose his life to such senseless violence is just unfathomable.”
After shooting the officer, the suspect fled the scene.
With a manhunt underway, the suspect eventually turned himself in to police, but his identity and motive for the shooting have not yet been reported.
Source: New York Post