Kansas

Prosecutor to announce charges in Kansas officer's death

This undated photo provided by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department show police Captain Robert Melton. A suspect in a drive-by shooting fatally shot Melton on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, as the officer was sitting in his patrol car, police said. (Kansas City, Kan. Police Department via AP)

This undated photo provided by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department show police Captain Robert Melton. A suspect in a drive-by shooting fatally shot Melton on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, as the officer was sitting in his patrol car, police said. (Kansas City, Kan. Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A prosecutor plans to announce charges soon in the fatal shooting of a 46-year-old police captain in Kansas City, Kanas.

Capt. Robert D. Melton was shot to death Tuesday while investigating a drive-by shooting. Authorities have said they don't believe his death was a planned ambush. Two suspects were arrested the same day but have not been formally charged.

Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman's office says in a news release that Gorman will "address anticipated charges" stemming from Melton's death during a news conference Thursday afternoon.

Melton was a 17-year veteran of the department who also served in the Kansas Army National Guard.