Missouri Trooper Shot Outside Casino

KMBC reports that a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper is recovering after he was shot late Friday night outside Harrah’s Casino.

The Highway Patrol said a security guard called authorities about 11 p.m. and reported a man acting suspiciously in the parking garage.

Troopers assigned to the gaming division arrived and found the man had an active municipal warrant.

When they tried to arrest him, the Highway Patrol said the man pulled out a gun.

A struggle occurred and the suspect shot a trooper.  Another trooper that was on scene returned fire, striking the suspect.

The trooper, a 26-year veteran, was in stable condition. The suspect, identified as a 35-year-old Kansas City man, was in serious, but stable condition.

 

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