Kennett Police Department
News Release
On 10-18-2015 at approximately 12:31am, officers with the Kennett Police Department conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Baldwin and Clipper Streets.  During the stop, a person inside the stopped vehicle fled the stop on foot and was pursued by officers.  The subject was located hiding behind a residence in the 600 block of North Jackson Street and taken into custody without incident.  The subject was transported to the Kennett Police Department and upon arrival began complaining of shortness of breath at which point the Medic One Ambulance service was notified.  Medics transported the subject to the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center where he later went unresponsive and was eventually pronounced deceased.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol was contacted and requested to conduct an  investigation by our Department.