Police Department

Aggravated Assault

Independence Police Department

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence, MO 64050-3013

Public Information Office

Officer Tom Gentry

(816) 325-7258


News Release


For immediate release:  June 3, 2015

 Aggravated Assault


At 2:15 a.m. this morning, Independence Police received a call that a man had been shot in the leg in the area of 1700 S. James Downey Rd.  Medical personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment with what did not appear to be a life threatening injury.


Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim walked outside of his home and was confronted by car prowlers who shot him. The investigation continues and more information will be released when it becomes available.


The suspect vehicle is described as a dark green, 2000 model, Chevrolet Camaro convertible that has grey primer paint on the right front passenger fender.


If you or anyone you know has any information about the incident please contact the Tips Hotline at (816) 474-8477, the Independence Police Department at: (816) 325-7777 or send an e-mail to leads@indepmo.org .