Suspect dead, Independence police officer injured in shooting


INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The Missouri Highway Patrol said a suspect is dead and an Independence Police officer is hospitalized with serious injures following a shooting.

It happened in the 2400 block of Northern Blvd. around noon. That area is a residential neighborhood near East 23rd Street South and South Northern Boulevard. Witnesses reported hearing multiple shots.

Police say the scene is secure at this point, but there is a large police presence in the area.

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