The woman left the car and shot herself in the chest, according to the Highway Patrol. She then allegedly picked the gun back up and pointed it at officers.
After refusing commands to drop the gun, a Grain Valley police officer fired one shot, also striking the woman. She’s still hospitalized and the investigation is ongoing.
Woman injured in officer-involved shooting shot herself in chest, pointed gun at officers, MSHP says
JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. -- A woman critically injured in an officer involved shooting Friday in Grain Valley shot herself in the chest before pointing the gun at officers, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The shooting happened Friday afternoon in unincorporated Jackson County after the woman had allegedly rammed a car and physically assaulted another driver, resulting in a chase from law enforcement.