Police Department

Suspect Identified

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:  July 8, 2015



Suspect Identified


The man who is suspected of an armed carjacking, leading police on a vehicle pursuit, and who was fatally shot after he opened fire on a police officer with a handgun on July 7, 2015, is identified as Nicholas E. Booth, 35 yrs, of Ozark, Missouri. 


 Nicholas E. Booth


Notifications have been made to the family and investigation continues in each of the incidents.