Early on Dec. 1, Kansas City Police Officer Donald Hubbard received information that someone had assaulted a taxicab driver in front of a hotel near 12th and Wyandotte streets, according to a police statement issued shortly after the incident.
The driver told Hubbard that the man punched him in the back of the head and hit him with a fist in the face and on the right side of his torso.
When Hubbard tried to detain a man a block away, “the man began to resist and then assaulted the officer,” according to the police account.
The statement added that Anthony Bruno “pinned the officer to the ground and struck him multiple times about his face and head. Fearing for his life, the officer eventually fired his handgun, striking the man.”
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