KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A man shot and killed an aggressive panhandler in what police think is a case of self defense.
The incident happened about 10:45 p.m., Dec. 2, outside a convenience store near East 44th Street and the Paseo.
Police said the panhandler confronted the man outside the store.
The man went inside, bought beer and left.
Moments later, the panhandler came in the store, collapsed and died.
He had been shot.
The investigation revealed the panhandler, identified as 50-year-old Aaron Dean, confronted the man again outside the store.
The confrontation turned physical and the man shot Dean.