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THE SHOOTER WHO CRITICALLY INJURED A COP THIS AFTERNOON DIDN'T MERIT MUCH ATTENTION FROM JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR 'MEAN' JEAN PETERS BAKER!!!
This is what police throughout the area are saying and the deets are SCATHING as they're leveled against the Prosecutor's office.
This story tracks because recently we've seen quite a few crimes that should've merited more attention from the Prosecutor's office but, tragically, didn't.
However . . .
For what seems like years the police & prosecutor's office have been locked in a serious feud and this officer-involved shooting escalates the crisis.
"Mean" Jean dropping a great many high profile cases has been seen as retaliatory.
Now . . . An officer hurt by a suspect who should've merited attention from the Prosecutor's office raises the stakes of this volatile conversation that has a real life impact for EVERYONE on local streets.
Deets and the money line . . .
"The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Cody Levi Harrison, of Gladstone, has a long rap sheet of criminal history. Most recently charged with second-degree felony burglary and stealing in Jackson County. He was released on own recognizance on Aug. 30. He was scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing Sept. 13, just two days prior to the shooting, but the hearing was continued."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - As the public awaits another update on the status of an Independence officer shot Wednesday, people living in the area of the shooting say there is still a lot of confusion on what went on during the incident. Investigators said the shooting happened East 23rd Street South and South Northern Boulevard around 11:30.
The deceased suspect in a deadly shooting this afternoon in Independence has been identified as Cody L. Harrison. Harrison, 33, is believed to have resided in Gladstone, Missouri. The next of kin has been notified.There are no updates on the condition of Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, who was severely injured in the shootout.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting Wednesday that left the suspect dead and a 22-year-old Independence officer seriously injured. The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Cody Levi Harrison, of Gladstone, has a long rap sheet of criminal history. Most recently charged with second-degree felony burglary and stealing in Jackson County.
INDEPNDENCE, Mo. - The Independence Police Department has identified the officer seriously injured in a shooting Wednesday. Police said 22-year-old Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans was shot by a suspect and critically injured during a call for service. The officer recently began his career with the department at the Kansas City Regional Academy on January 4 and graduated July 8.
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