Man used 6-year-old relative as human shield

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A 37-year-old man who police say used a 6-year-old relative as a shield after firing at Kansas City officers has been charged. The Jackson County Prosecutor charged Willie Wren Monday with first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action and two weapons charges.

Police say officers responded Sunday night to reports that a man was dragging a crying child in the street. Police found the man holding a gun in an upstairs bedroom. He shot at officers when one fired a stun gun at him. Police say when officers confronted him again, he held the girl in front of him. Officers overpowered him and rescued the child, who was not injured.