UPDATE: Suspects ID'd in Fatal Shooting of Kansas City Police Captain

UPDATE2: KWCH out of Wichita has identified the suspects in the shooting death of Kansas City Police Captain Richard "Dave" Melton:

"According to jail records, Jamaal Lewis, 20, was booked into Wyandotte County Detention Center on First Degree Murder (Unknown Circumstances) charge late Tuesday.

Daqon Sipple, 18, was booked on one count of Aggravated Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer (Use of Deadly Force) Tuesday evening.

It will be up to the District Attorney's Office to determine formal charges. Police tell us they expect to present the case to the DA later today."


UPDATE1: During a press conference Tuesday morning, authorities said that Melton’s death was not the result of a police ambush, but of a suspect trying to escape.

KCK Police Chief Terry Zeigler said, "This crime does not fit the national narrative of planned attacks against law enforcement officers.” Zeigler also stressed that "words matter."

"Hate and anti-police speech has got to stop," Zeigler said. "Because the consequences are real. Our blue line got a little thinner yesterday with the loss of Capt. Melton." The police have still not released the suspects' names because charges have not yet been filed. Zeigler described the suspects as "18-20 year old young men."