KC Police Officer Fatally Shoots Firefighter

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City police are investigating the death of a third-generation firefighter who was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer hours after the firefighter's weekend wedding.

Fire Department spokesman James Garrett said Anthony Bruno was shot early Sunday in downtown Kansas City.

Police say the officer, who hasn't been identified, was working an off-duty job when he responded to a reported assault on a cab driver. Authorities say when the officer approached, the man attacked him. Police say the officer feared for his life and fired at Bruno, striking him in the chest.

Bruno was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police say the officer was also taken to a hospital with severe head injuries, but has been released.

Police spokesman Capt. Tye Grant says the investigation "is still in progress."


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