Grandview, Missouri - Authorities say a suburban Kansas City police officer fatally shot a man who charged at officers brandishing two large swords.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says on Twitter that the shooting happened Sunday afternoon after police in Grandview received a 911 call about a despondent and violent man.
The patrol says 60-year-old Larry Sannicolas exited a home with two large swords and charged toward the officers, who had just arrived at the scene. Sannicolas ignored the officers' commands to stay back and kept charging even after one officer shot two bean-bag rounds at him. The patrol says officers were in fear for their lives when Sannicolas was fatally shot.
The suspect exited the residence with 2 large swords and charged towards the officers. The suspect ignored verbal commands at which time 1 Grandview Officer fired 2 less lethal bean bag rounds striking he suspect. The bean bag rounds had no effect on the suspect. 2/3— MSHP Troop A (@MSHPTrooperA) July 1, 2018
The suspect continued to charge the officers w/ the swords. Fearing for their lives 1 officer fired his duty weapon striking the suspect thus stopping the threat. The officers rendered 1st aide to the suspect, who was transported to a local hospital. Investigation continues.— MSHP Troop A (@MSHPTrooperA) July 1, 2018
Police referred all questions to the patrol, which is handling the investigation.