Police officer among 2 people hospitalized after shooting Saturday in Excelsior Springs




  • In US
  • 2022-10-02 00:21:19Z
  • By Kansas City Star
 

A police officer and another person were shot Saturday in Excelsior Springs, police said.

The shooting, which involved an Excelsior Springs police officer, happened near Crown Hill and Kearney roads, Sarah Boyd, a spokeswoman with the Clay County Sheriff's Office, said in an email just before 7 p.m.

"The officer and suspect are both suffering from gunshot wounds and were transported an area hospital," Boyd wrote.

At about 5 p.m., officers with the Excelsior Springs Police Department came in contact with a man who had a warrant out for out for his arrest for assaulting a law enforcement officer, Boyd told The Star. She did not immediately have additional information regarding the warrant.

Officers first approached the man in the Price Chopper parking lot, off Crown Hill Road. He drove away from officers, Boyd said; two police vehicles proceeded to box him in at a nearby stop light, with one police vehicle in front and one police vehicle behind him.

The man then shot from inside his truck at the officer in front of him, Boyd said. The officer was shot in the shoulder and the hand.

The officer behind the suspect vehicle then shot at the man, striking him in the head, Boyd said.

Both gunshot victims were taken to the hospital, Boyd said. The officer is believed to have injuries that are not life-threatening. The other person is believed to have injuries that are life-threatening.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting. The identities of those involved have not yet been made public.

This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more.

The Star's Andrea Klick contributed.

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