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Authorities to provide details about Kansas officer's death

  • Kansas City, Kan., police officer Brad Lightfoot, right, walks Susan Goble to the shooting scene of a police officer in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Goble knows the family of the fallen officer and hoped to place a wreath near the site of the shooting. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Kansas City, Kan., police officer Brad Lightfoot, right, walks Susan Goble to the shooting scene of a police officer in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Goble knows the family of the fallen officer and hoped to place a wreath near the site of the shooting. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas City, Kan., and Shawnee police officers work part of the shooting scene of a police officer in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday, July 19, 2016. A suspect in a drive-by shooting fatally shot Capt. Robert Melton, a 17-year veteran of the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, on Tuesday as the officer was sitting in his patrol car, police said. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Kansas City, Kan., and Shawnee police officers work part of the shooting scene of a police officer in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday, July 19, 2016. A suspect in a drive-by shooting fatally shot Capt. Robert Melton, a 17-year veteran of the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, on Tuesday as the officer was sitting in his patrol car, police said. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas City, Kan., police officer Brad Lightfoot, left, consuls Susan Goble at the shooting scene of a police officer in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Goble knows the family of the fallen officer and hoped to place a wreath near the site of the shooting.  A suspect in a drive-by shooting fatally shot Capt. Robert Melton, a 17-year veteran of the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, on Tuesday as the officer was sitting in his patrol car, police said. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Kansas City, Kan., police officer Brad Lightfoot, left, consuls Susan Goble at the shooting scene of a police officer in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Goble knows the family of the fallen officer and hoped to place a wreath near the site of the shooting. A suspect in a drive-by shooting fatally shot Capt. Robert Melton, a 17-year veteran of the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, on Tuesday as the officer was sitting in his patrol car, police said. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities are expected to release further details about the fatal shooting of a Kansas City, Kansas, police captain who was searching for a drive-by shooting suspect.

Police are holding a Wednesday morning news conference in the shooting death of Capt. Robert Melton. A suspect is in custody, but the person's name hadn't been released because no charges had been filed by Tuesday night, hours after the shooting.

The 46-year-old Melton was a 17-year veteran of the department.

Police spokesman Tom Tomasic said Melton was searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting when he drove up to someone matching the description. Tomasic said that before Melton could get out of his vehicle, the person opened fire and hit the officer multiple times.