The Examiner 06 Jan, 2021 20:30 am

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Investigators are trying to determine why a Kansas City man showed up Monday evening at the Highway Patrol’s Troop A headquarters in Lee’s Summit, fired a rifle round and refused to drop the gun.

Bill Lowe said Tuesday, “We’re used to training to go into another building, not our own.The man, identified Tuesday as 27-year-old Tayland Rahim, on Wednesday remained hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and had not been charged, though Lowe said during a news conference he anticipated that would happen.If the Highway Patrol makes any changes to access protocols, Lowe said, it wouldn’t happen overnight, as Monday’s incident was rare.” The agency had no prior contact with Rahim other than a traffic citation in 2019 when he was a truck driver, Lowe said.

“Thankfully we had a trooper outside the building and one inside the building,” Lowe said.” While shooting a civilian is not something taken lightly, Lowe said, “Any time we have to use deadly force, it’s to stop the threat.

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