For immediate release: November 3, 2013
Suspect shot during Home Invasion
The Independence Police are investigating a Home Invasion that occurred at approximately 2124 hours on November 2, in the 800 block of S. Park Avenue. Two white male suspects forced their way into the home and then physically assaulted the two male residents. One victim retrieved his shotgun and shot one suspect in the abdomen. The injured suspect was apprehended at the scene and transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.
The second suspect fled the scene and has not been identified at this time. He is described as being in his thirties, approximately 5’08”-5’10” with a skinny build and was last seen wearing a dark colored, hooded sweatshirt.
Both victims sustained minor injuries that were treated at the scene.
This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information regarding this Home Invasion, please call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. You may also call the Independence Police Department at 816-325-7852 or the Investigations Unit at 816-325-7330.