Police Department

Aggravated Assault





Independence Police Department

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence, MO 64050-3013

Public Information Office

Officer Thomas Gentry

(816) 325-7258


News Release


For Immediate Release: May 24, 2015


Aggravated Assault


At 1:22 a.m. on today's date, a 911 call was received that a shooting had taken place at a bar called Alibi's, 305 N. M-291 Independence, MO. Officers responded and found that three people had been shot by a man with a handgun. The suspect had apparently shot two people and also accidentally shot himself while inside the bar. 


When the officers arrived they saw other customers holding the suspect who was still in possession of the weapon. The officers safely disarmed the suspect and had the three wounded individuals transported to local hospitals.


Independence Police Detectives also responded to the scene and began working their portion of the investigation. It was determined that the suspect was in police custody, there were no other reported victims, and police were not looking for any other suspects. The condition of the persons who were shot is not known at this time. The investigation is ongoing.


No other information regarding the incident is expected to be released until next week.