Anthony Bruno, Kansas City Firefighter, Shot and Killed by Off-duty Cop

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
December 1, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Anthony Bruno is dead after being shot by an off-duty police officer in downtown Kansas City.

Bruno, who had attended a wedding, was shot around 2:30 a.m.

The police officer who shot Bruno was in uniform but working another job off-duty when he responded to a reported assault on a cab driver, reported the Kansas City Star.

The reported assault was at 12th and Wyandotte streets.

The officer found Bruno, who police said was the suspect, but when the officer approached him Bruno began to attack. 

The officer, who has remained unidentified, said he feared for his life.

He shot Bruno in the chest. Bruno was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Kansas City Fire Department spokesman James Garrett said that Bruno had been with the department for six years.

“Friends and family of the Kansas City Fire Department remember Anthony Bruno as a courageous and dedicated firefighter who had been with the department since 2008,” he said.

Police are investigating the incident.

“Bruno leaves behind a father, a retired deputy fire chief, his mother, two sisters of the home, and a new wife,” said Fire Chief Paul Berardi in a statement.



Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.