Anthony Bruno, a six-year veteran of the Kansas City fire department and the son of the retired fire deputy chief, was married in Florida on November 16. Saturday night, he celebrated his wedding with friends and family in Kansas City. After the reception, at about 2:30 am Sunday, an intoxicated Bruno reportedly argued about a fare with a cab driver at his hotel, eventually punching the driver.
An off-duty police officer working at the hotel responded and tried to detain Bruno, who quickly fled the scene. The officer gave chase and caught up with him several blocks away, at which point Bruno allegedly resisted arrest and attacked the officer.
Bruno reportedly was on top of the officer, beating him in the face, when the officer fired two shots from his service weapon, hitting Bruno in the chest, before passing out. When backup arrived, the officer was still unconscious, according to the Kansas City Police Department. Bruno was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died. The police officer was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries.