Kansas Speedway statement on detective killed near track

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Kansas Speedway has released a statement on the passing of Kansas City, Kansas, Detective Brad Lancaster.

Detective Lancaster, a nine-year veteran of the KCKPD, was shot multiple times and killed Monday during a shootout near the speedway.

Detective Lancaster, 39, was pronounced dead around 3:30 p.m.

He is survived by his wife and two children. The alleged shooter is in custody.

The shooting took place two days after the end of NASCAR’s race weekend.

Below is the statement from Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren.

“On behalf of the staff at Kansas Speedway, I want to express my condolences to the family and friends of Kansas City, Kansas Detective Brad Lancaster, and also to the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department (KCKPD). Detective Lancaster was a part of the Kansas Speedway family since 2008, working with us during our race weekends, and we were saddened to learn of his passing as he was protecting the community he served.

“We work closely with the police officers in our area and we appreciate everything they do to keep our community safe, along with the police officers across the country who serve and protect their respective communities. We will keep Detective Lancaster’s family, friends and fellow KCKPD officers in our thoughts and prayers, along with his brothers and sisters in blue across the country.”

This is not the first time a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer has been shot in the vicinity of the track. In 2006, Detective Susan Brown survived being shot during a robbery attempt of the track’s vault.