Five Year Old Girl Dead After Chase Ends In Leavenworth

(Source: KCTV5)
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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (KCTV) -- A five year old girl is dead after a lengthy car chase that ended in Leavenworth late Friday night.

Police say the girl, Cadence Harris, was shot and killed as the suspect, 30-year-old Marcus McGowan, engaged in a gun battle with officers. KCTV5 reports the chase ended after the suspect barreled through barricades and came to a stop.

The chase began earlier Friday night in Atchison and crossed the river into Platte Co. before ending near the intersection of 15th and Metropolitan, in Leavenworth, near the prison.

Initially Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens said the suspect intentionally killed the child.

Police say the two knew each other and were acquaintances, but would not specify their relationship.