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Police officer fatally shot in Kansas

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 12:51 IST

Washington, July 19 (ANI): A U.S. police officer was fatally shot Tuesday in the Kansas City while responding to a drive-by shooting.

Local media said Police Captain Robert David Melton, 46, was shot multiple times in his patrol car by a suspect who jumped out of his car.

Melton succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

The suspect's identity and motive remains unknown. An investigation is on.

Tuesday's shooting was the third shooting incident in the United States in the past two weeks that has involved the killing of police officers.

A black gunman ambushed and killed five police officers and wounded nine others on July 7, in Dallas, Texas. Another black gunman killed three police officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last Sunday.

Police officers shot and killed two black men on July 5 and July 6 in Baton Rouge, and St. Paul, Minnesota, respectively. (ANI with inputs).