Three Missouri police officers have been shot, one of them fatally, at a residence southeast of Kansas City, state police say. The suspect remains barricaded inside the home.
The incident happened on late Tuesday evening when officers went to a residence in the 300 block of West Grandriver Street in Clinton, a city in Henry County, to serve civil process paperwork.
Specific details about the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known, but a spokesperson for the Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that three officers from the Clinton Police Department had been shot.
“One of the officers was killed. The other two were injured and are being treated,” state police said, providing no information about the conditions of those injured.
The city’s fire department said the scene was still active as of 11 p.m. CT. “We urge everyone to please avoid the area as the shooter is still barricaded inside the residence,” the department said.
Residents said gunfire continued to be heard after the initial shooting. Photos and video from the area showed a large number of police officers, including a SWAT team, responding to the scene.
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