Man who killed KCK detective sentenced for carjacking

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Curtis Ayers

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The man who killed a Kansas City, Kansas, police detective last year was sentenced to more time in prison for crimes he committed in another county the same day.

The Kansas City Star reports 30-year-old Curtis Ayers was sentenced Thursday to 19 years and five months for carjacking and robbery.

Ayers is already serving a life sentence for the shooting death of Detective Brad Lancaster on May 19, 2016, near the Kansas Speedway. Lancaster had ties to St. Joseph. As we previously reported, he graduated from the law enforcement academy at Missouri Western State University in 1998 then went to work at the Platte County Sheriff’s Office and then later went to KCKPD.

After the shooting, Ayers fled and committed several other crimes, including entering a home in Basehor in Leavenworth County and stealing a man’s car at gunpoint.

He was arrested later that day in Kansas City, Missouri, after a police officer shot Ayers while he was trying another carjacking.