For immediate release: January 21, 2014
On today’s date at approximately 6:22 a.m. Independence Police were called to the 300 block of W. Farmer St. in reference to a shooting. When police arrived on the scene they discovered two people in the driveway of their home who had been shot. The victims were transported to a local hospital and information from one of the victims led police to the location of the suspect.
The suspect was located in his home and surrendered to police shortly after verbal commands were given to do so. The suspect’s name is Jeffrey E. Wahl, 69 yrs old of Independence, MO. A Jackson County warrant has been obtained charging Wahl with: 2 counts of 1st Degree Assault and 2 counts of Armed Criminal Action. His bond is set at $500,000 secured.
The victim’s names are Carl R. Bryant Sr. and Pamela S. Bryant, both of Independence, MO. Their current medical conditions are unknown at this time.
The cause leading up to the shooting is still under investigation at this time.
Jeffrey E. Wahl
If anyone has any information that might help in this investigation, please call the Independence Police Department at: 816-325-7852 or 816-325-7852.