Homeowner shoots, kills armed intruder in Northland, Kansas City police say

Anna Spoerre
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A man was shot and killed Sunday morning after breaking into a residence in the Northland, Kansas City police said.

Officers with the Kansas City Police Department were dispatched to a disturbance in the 3800 block of Northwest Barry Road around 9:30 a.m. Sunday. While arriving, they were told there was a shooting nearby in the 3800 block of Northwest 85th Terrace.

At the scene of the shooting, officers made contact with the resident of the home, who said an armed intruder had broken in, said Capt. Leslie Foreman, a spokeswoman for the department.

The resident of the apartment complex said he shot the intruder, who police said was declared dead at the scene.

Foreman said police do not know at this point whether the intruder and the resident had any relation or knew one another. She said they’re also working to figure out whether the initial disturbance call and the shooting were connected.

Police said the resident of the home is cooperating with detectives. They do not believe any other suspects are involved.

Detectives and investigators were on the scene canvassing for witnesses and processing the scene for evidence through at least late Sunday morning.

Sunday’s killing marks the 24th homicide reported this year in Kansas City, according to data kept by The Star, which includes police shootings. Last year saw 157 killings, one of the highest numbers recorded in the city’s history after 2020, which saw the most homicides ever for Kansas City.

Kansas City police are asking anyone with information to call the homicide unit at 234-5043. Those who want to remain anonymous can call the TIPS hotline at 474-TIPS.