KCK Police Kill Baseball Bat-Wielding 22-year-old

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas City, Kan., police have identified a man fatally shot by officers early Saturday as 22-year-old Nicholas Simonitch of Kansas City, Kan.

Police say Simonitch was wielding a baseball bat when officers were called around 7:20 a.m. Saturday to a reported disturbance.

The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/18iBfo9) reports Simonitch was shot after police say he lunged at them with the weapon.

He died at the scene. The Police Department's major case squad is investigating.

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