A police captain in the Kansas City (Kansas) Police Department was shot and killed this afternoon after responding to a call of a drive-by shooting.

According to reports, the suspects exited the vehicle and shot Captain Robert Melton, who was also a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, while he was sitting in his patrol car:

Three suspects are in custody:

Condolences are pouring in from around the country:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Captain Melton tonight and the entire city of Kansas City. Blue lives matter.

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