Police Department

Robbery / Shooting

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 17, 2015


Robbery / Shooting


At approximately 8:44 p.m. this evening a suspect entered the business called Olympic Grill located at 9100 U.S. 40 Hwy. The suspect demanded money from the victim and then shot him with a handgun. The suspect then fled eastbound on 38th St. on foot without obtaining any money.


The victim was treated at the scene by medical personnel and transported to a local hospital. It was reported that the victim was in serious but stable condition.


The suspect is described as a very slender black male who was wearing a dark bandanna over his face, he was approximately 5’ 9” tall and wearing a dark shirt. No other description was given.


If anyone knows anything about the crime or the suspect, please call the Tips Hotline at (816) 474-8477, or the Independence Police Department at (816) 325-7777, or e-mail at leads@indepmo.org .