Police Officer Shot on Assault Call
At 7:19 p.m. today, Independence police officers responded to an assault call at the Deluxe Inn (10301 E. US 40 Highway). At some point during the call, a subject on scene and involved in the call, shot a responding Independence police officer with a firearm.
The officer sustained a non-life-threatening injury and was transported to an area hospital. The suspect who shot the police officer was taken into custody without incident. The officer is expected to recover from the injury. Suspect information, as well as information on criminal charges, will not be released until charges are formally filed.