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Drive-by shooting led to chase, officer's death

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Kansas City, Kansas, Police Chief Terry Zeigler says the officer who was shot and killed came after officers responded to a drive-by shooting.

Zeigler says the suspected vehicle fled at about 2 p.m. Tuesday and led police on a chase.

That chase ended when Capt. Robert Melton arrived and the suspects jumped out of the car and opened fire, hitting Melton multiple times. Melton was declared dead at a hospital.

The chief noted at a news conference that the community is still recovering from the shooting death of Kansas City police detective Brad Lancaster, who was gunned down near Kansas Speedway in May.

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