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  • Police chase ends with fatal shooting on I-435

  • Kansas City police have identified the man killed early Tuesday in a shootout with officers that followed a low-speed chase along Interstate 435.

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  • Kansas City police have identified the man killed early Tuesday in a shootout with officers that followed a low-speed chase along Interstate 435.
    The chase began shortly after midnight Tuesday when Independence police tried to stop the driver, identified later as 38-year-old Todd S. Weber. Police said Weber’s last known address was in Overland Park, Kan.
    Officers followed Weber into Clay County and Kansas City, in a pursuit with top speeds of only 35 mph. Stop sticks slowed the vehicle, but it continued for several miles.
    Eventually, Weber got out of his vehicle on Interstate 435 south of Front Street in Kansas City. Police spokesman Steven Young says the man got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun at officers and began firing. Officers returned fire, killing him.
    None of the officers was seriously hurt. I-435 was closed for several hours while the investigation went on.
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