Detective Brad Lancaster Kansas City Police Department, Kansas End of Watch: Monday, May 9, 2016

Detective Brad Lancaster | Kansas City Police Department, KansasKansas City Police Department, Kansas

Detective Brad Lancaster

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas
End of Watch: Monday, May 9, 2016

Biographical Info

Age: 39
Tour of Duty: 20 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: May 9, 2016
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and wounded

Agency Contact Information

Chief of Police Terry Zeigler
Kansas City Police Department
700 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 573-6000

Detective Brad Lancaster was shot and killed while assisting patrol officers who had responded to a suspicious person call at the Hollywood Casino at approximately 12:20 pm.
The subject had fled from the responding officers on foot, but was located by Detective Lancaster in a nearby field. The man opened fire on Detective Lancaster, striking him twice before stealing his unmarked vehicle and fleeing the scene. He carjacked another vehicle a short distance away and abducted two children who were in the backseat. The man then carjacked a second vehicle and fled into Kansas City, Missouri, where he was located by officers.
He shot a citizen while attempting to carjack a third vehicle after crashing the car he was in during a pursuit. A Kansas City, Missouri, police officer shot the subject and then took him into custody.
Detective Lancaster was a U.S Air Force veteran. He had served with the Kansas City Police Department for 10 years and had previously served with the Platte County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years.

Police say a Kansas City, Kansas, detective was shot and killed, and a man who’d been sought for questioning in that was later wounded and arrested after a shootout with police in neighboring Missouri.

Police say the detective was shot at least twice about 12:30 p.m. Monday while helping respond to a report of a suspicious person near the Kansas Speedway. Police said in a statement that he later died at a hospital. His name wasn’t released.

Police say the shooter fled in the detective’s car, then carjacked a vehicle with two children inside before abandoning that vehicle, leaving the kids unharmed.

Police sought 28-year-old Curtis Ayers for questioning in the shooting. He ultimately was taken into custody in Kansas City, Missouri, when he crashed his car after exchanging gunfire with officers.

The mother of a Kansas City, Kansas, detective who was shot and killed says her son was "the rock of the family."

Lancaster says: "We are a small family but we are strong. He was the rock of the family."

The newspaper reports Lancaster was a U.S. Air Force veteran who had served two tours of duty overseas, including one in Kuwait.

Brad Lancaster has two daughters, ages 10 and 9-years old.


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