Kansas

District attorney plans charges in Kansas detective's death

  • This undated photo provided by the Kansas Department of Corrections shows Curtis Ayers. Ayers is suspected of gunning down a police detective in Kansas and was charged Tuesday, May 10, 2016, with shooting and wounding a woman in a botched carjacking in Missouri moments before he was shot by police and captured. (Kansas Department of Corrections via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the Kansas Department of Corrections shows Curtis Ayers. Ayers is suspected of gunning down a police detective in Kansas and was charged Tuesday, May 10, 2016, with shooting and wounding a woman in a botched carjacking in Missouri moments before he was shot by police and captured. (Kansas Department of Corrections via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated image provided by the Kansas City Police Department shows Brad Lancaster. The police detective was fatally shot Monday, May 9, 2016, while investigating reports of a suspicious person near a racetrack in Kansas City, Kan. He died after undergoing surgery, his department said in a statement. (Kansas City Police Department via AP)

    This undated image provided by the Kansas City Police Department shows Brad Lancaster. The police detective was fatally shot Monday, May 9, 2016, while investigating reports of a suspicious person near a racetrack in Kansas City, Kan. He died after undergoing surgery, his department said in a statement. (Kansas City Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the Kansas Department of Corrections shows Curtis Ayers. Ayers is suspected of gunning down a police detective in Kansas and was charged Tuesday, May 10, 2016, with shooting and wounding a woman in a botched carjacking in Missouri moments before he was shot by police and captured. (Kansas Department of Corrections via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the Kansas Department of Corrections shows Curtis Ayers. Ayers is suspected of gunning down a police detective in Kansas and was charged Tuesday, May 10, 2016, with shooting and wounding a woman in a botched carjacking in Missouri moments before he was shot by police and captured. (Kansas Department of Corrections via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A suspect in the shooting death of a Kansas police detective is facing more charges.

Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman scheduled a news conference Wednesday to announce charges against 28-year-old Curtis Ayers, of Tonganoxie, Kansas.

Ayers is suspected in the killing of Kansas City, Kansas, Detective Brad Lancaster, who died at a hospital Monday about three hours after being shot during a confrontation near a racetrack.

Kansas authorities have alleged Ayers fled in Lancaster's car, then carjacked another vehicle with two children inside. He is accused of abandoning that vehicle, leaving the children unharmed, and taking another car. Authorities say he wrecked that car in Kansas City, Missouri, and was shot by officers there.

Ayers was charged Tuesday in Jackson County, Missouri, with seven counts arising from that confrontation.