Officers shoots, wounds officer in Independence
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say an officer has shot and wounded a suspect who brandished a firearm during a foot chase in an Independence subdivision.
Independence police said on Twitter that the suspect fled Tuesday night while two officers were checking a vehicle. It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the check. Police say they were in the area for “proactive enforcement.” The tweet said that during the chase, the suspect produced a firearm and was shot by one of the officers. The suspect was taken to a hospital. The suspect’s condition wasn’t released. Neither officer was hut.
Police say the investigation is ongoing.