The Latest: Wife’s body found after police shoot husband

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on police fatally shooting a man near a popular shopping area (all times local):

1:18 p.m.

Police have found a woman’s body in Arkansas after police fatally shot her estranged husband near a popular shopping area in Kansas City, Kansas.

Police in Overland Park, Kansas, said Wednesday that the body of 49-year-old Sylvia Ussery-Pearson was found Tuesday night in Arkansas Benton County. The discovery was made hours after 51-year-old Charles Pearson walked into a Country Inn & Suites and told the general manager he killed his wife. The former Army Ranger said he was armed and heading to the nearby Legends Outlet shopping district.

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Police in Kansas City, Kansas, said that when law enforcement confronted Pearson at a nearby intersection, he fired several shots at officers, who returned fire and killed him.

Ussery-Pearson had been missing since Monday. Police say her death is believed to be a homicide but the cause hasn’t been released.

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10:09 a.m.

Kansas City, Kansas, police have identified a man they fatally shot near a popular shopping area after he said he had killed his wife.

Police on Wednesday said 51-year-old Charles Pearson, of nearby Johnson County, was the man who walked into a Country Inn & Suites Tuesday and told the general manager he killed his wife. He said he was armed and heading to the nearby Legends Outlet shopping district.

Kansas City, Kansas, police spokesman Jonathon Westbrook said when law enforcement confronted Pearson at a nearby intersection, he fired several shots at officers, who returned fire and killed him.

Overland Park police said Tuesday they were searching for 49-year-old Sylvia Ussery-Pearson, who hasn’t been seen since leaving her home Monday. Ussery-Pearson is listed in 2018 property records as Pearson’s wife.

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