>> Police shot and killed a man in Kansas City Sunday after a series of running street shootouts that saw three officers wounded and hospitalized. According to authorities, undercover officers were following a person of interest in the murder of a university student when he suddenly and unexpectedly fired on them with a rifle.
>> We were trying to get up on this individual. We'd been looking for him all week. This is the first time we'd laid eyes on him.>> Police said on Twitter, the suspect then fled on a vehicle found a short time later, and during the search that followed, he fired on officers again.
>> We were in the neighborhood, we had flooded the neighborhood, it then came down to a specific location once the third officer was shot.>> Authorities say the suspect fled from a home where he had been hiding and traded fire with police, where he was shot and taken into custody.
He was later declared dead by the Kansas City Fire Department. Police have not released the man's identity. However, officers say they came across the suspect in their investigation into the robbery and murder of Sharath Koppu. A 25-year-old student from India at the University of Missouri, Kansas City who was shot a week earlier at a restaurant.
Koppu was a computer engineer who came to the US in January to pursue his master's degree, according to a cousin who started a GoFundMe campaign. It raised more than $50,000 to repatriate his body to India for last rites.