Police Department

Suspect Attempts to Run Down Officer

Independence Police Department

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence, Mo. 64050-3013

Public Information Office

Officer Thomas Gentry

(816) 325-7258



For Immediate Release: April 5, 2015


Suspect Attempts to Run Down Officer


On Sunday, April 5, 2015, at 1:29 a.m. an officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of 9th Street and Crisp. The suspect vehicle continued driving a few blocks, then went off the roadway striking a fence. The suspect driver drove backward and struck a police car, then turned around and drove directly at an officer who had gotten out of his vehicle. The officer shot at the vehicle and the vehicle turned away. The vehicle was found abandoned a few blocks away.Three people were taken into custody, however it is an ongoing investigation.


Subsequent investigation has revealed there were no apparent injuries to any of the officers or to any suspects. It is not expected there will be anymore information released today.


If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-8477.