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FBI agent-involved shooting kills one in Belton

By Allen Edmonds

FBI investigators remained on the scene of an agent-involved shooting that killed an individual Tuesday afternoon at a storage facility on Wilbur Parrish Circle just off North Scott Avenue.

"The FBI is reviewing an agent-involved shooting which occurred this afternoon at the 100 block of Wilbur Parish Circle," said Agent Bridget Patton in a statement issued Tuesday night.

"The FBI takes any shooting incident involving our agents seriously. In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident will be investigated by the FBI’s Inspection Division. The review process is thorough and objective, and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances. At this time, I have no further details to provide."

Patton said the person shot "was transported to an area hospital and was subsequently pronounced deceased. No other civilians or law enforcement officers were injured."

According to Belton Police Lt. Dan Davis, Belton officers were assisting the FBI with an "ongoing criminal investigation" when the incident occurred. He referred all questions to the Kansas City Field Office of the FBI.

Davis said no Belton Police officers were injured in the incident.

According to radio traffic at the time of the incident, Belton Emergency Medical Services were called to the scene of a shooting connected with a search warrant late Tuesday afternoon.

Medics were directed into the scene by officers immediately upon arrival, and soon radioed Belton dispatch for available trauma centers.

Investigators in hazmat suits remained on the scene well past dark Tuesday evening.

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