Jackson County Prosecutor Statement On Independence, Missouri Police Officer Shot
Jackson County Prosecutor Statement On Independence, Missouri Police Officer Shot In The Line Of Duty
Follow-up today on today's most important story in the metro and a sign of ongoing violence directed against police in the Greater Kansas City Area and throughout the nation.
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Statement on shooting of Independence Police officer today
The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office offers its prayers and thoughts for the veteran Independence Police Officer who was injured in the line of duty this morning. This officer was responding to calls for service in the area of 3600 South Delaware in Independence when he was struck by gunfire. The officer remains hospitalized and his injuries are critical. Additional law enforcement agencies responded to assist.
The shooting remains under investigation and is being led by the Kansas City (MO) Police Department at the request of Independence police.
Any criminal charges related to this incident are not expected until Thursday. No further statement is expected today regarding the incident.
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Independence police identify Officer Tom Wagstaff as officer shot, critically hurt Wednesday morning
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Officer Tom Wagstaff was shot and critically hurt on Wednesday morning while responding to a burglary, according to Independence police. He remains listed in critical condition as of Wednesday night following emergency surgery. "Centerpoint Medical Center has treated and admitted the Independence Police Officer who was involved in an incident this morning at 10 a.m.
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