KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a Kansas police detective was scheduled to be charged in the death on Wednesday, a day after he was charged with shooting a woman in a botched carjacking in Missouri.
Curtis Ayers, 28, is accused of killing Kansas City Detective Brad Lancaster, who died at a hospital Monday hours after being shot. The intentional killing of a police officer carries a possible death sentence in Kansas.
Ayers was loitering in the Hollywood Casino parking lot near Kansas Speedway when a casino security agent told him to leave, Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission spokesman Fred Waller said Wednesday.
Authorities allege Ayers shot the officer after being confronted and fled in Lancaster’s car, then carjacked another vehicle with two children inside.
Ayers abandoned that vehicle, leaving the children unharmed, but then took another car that he wrecked in Kansas City, Missouri. He was shot by officers there, moments after shooting and wounding a woman in a failed carjacking, investigators said.