Police: Man killed was 'person of interest' in fatal robbery

Updated: Jul. 16, 2018 at 12:38 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a man being investigated in the killing of an Indian college student was fatally shot by Kansas City police after wounding three officers.

Police say the slain man was as a person of interest in the slaying of 25-year-old Sharath Koppu. His name hasn't been released, but police say he was under surveillance before gunfire erupted Sunday outside a motel and later at a nearby house.

Police didn't immediately respond Monday to a message seeking details about the man and what preceded the shooting. The officers' conditions haven't been released, but police have said their wounds weren't life threatening.

Koppu was a master's degree student from India studying at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was shot during an armed robbery on July 6 at a fast food restaurant where he worked.

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