Condolences just don't seem enough anymore. We mourn w/ our @KCKPDHQ brothers & sisters over loss of another officer in line of duty.
— Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) July 19, 2016
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:
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) July 19, 2016
Kansas City, KS police captain dies after shot in patrol car: For the second time in as many months, a Kansas… https://t.co/Yol9WU9XM7
— KCTV5 – Kansas City (@KCTV5) July 19, 2016
Three suspects are in custody:
Police officer shot and killed in Kansas City, three people in custody https://t.co/RmD8C74cVK
— fox8news (@fox8news) July 19, 2016
Condolences are pouring in from around the country:
— Manchester NH Police (@mht_nh_police) July 19, 2016
Our prayers for Captain Robert Melton, Kansas City, Kansas PD. Shot and killed in the line of duty today.
— NYPD 110th Precinct (@NYPD110Pct) July 19, 2016
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) July 19, 2016
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) July 19, 2016
— Voorhees Police (@VoorheesPolice) July 19, 2016
— Johnson Co. Sheriff (@JOCOSHERIFF) July 19, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Captain Melton tonight and the entire city of Kansas City. Blue lives matter.