Missouri Police Officer Shot In The Head

A police officer was shot shortly before Wednesday in Independence (MO), and according to a police source, the officer was shot in the head.

sceneThe suspect(s) fled from the scene and a chase began. The suspect vehicle, which records show belongs to the homeowner where the shooting started, was stopped near 23rd and Maywood, about three miles away from where the officer was shot. The suspects were taken into custody near 23rd and Cedar, and at least one suspect was taken away by ambulance.

Fox 4 reports that several Independence police officers could be seen standing around the emergency room of Centerpoint Medical Center, where a hospital spokesperson confirmed a male officer with the Independence Police Department is undergoing an evaluation. At 12:45 p.m., Centerpoint Medical Center would only say, ‘The officer is alive.’

Independence police have not released the condition of the officer.

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  1. Gordon Day

    Bless the officer and his family! Thank the officers that caught the shooters! It should be manditory DEATH penalty for shooting a badge!

  2. Sue Rawson

    this makes me sick to my stomach… time for pool ice to pull out all the stops and end this fing madness!!!!

  3. pamitoo

    Until the government makes the shooting of a police officer a FEDERAL offense with life without parole as the ONLY sentence, these dirtballs will continue to use the police as target practice. They really have no fear of shooting and killing a police officer.

    • Hooleo Handas

      or the death penalty

      • pamitoo

        I absolutely agree with the death penalty. However, there are many states that will never carry them out – PA for one.

    • JS

      Yep, DA probably gonna do a deferred sentence like every other crime and criminal.

    • Tom Marino

      “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

      It’s pretty scary how much that doesn’t mean to people.

      If the convicted is shown to carry out the homicide based on a bias toward officers, like these assholes who walk up to officers in their car for no reason, then that is one thing. But we don’t have separate laws for people based on career choice or employment status.

      Here’s hoping the officer recovers fully.

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