A man shot and killed a police officer and two others were maimed who were checking on a disturbance at a Missouri home.
Missouri Highway Patrol Sergeant Collin Stosberg said the officers went to the home in Clinton on Tuesday night in response to a 911 call in which no one was on the line but a disturbance could be heard in the background.
The patrol said shots were fired at the Clinton officers soon after they arrived at the home around 9:20 pm on Tuesday. Clinton, with about 8,800 residents, is about 70 miles (110 kilometres) east of Kansas City.
Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, a 30-year-old who had served in the Army, was fatally shot while trying to apprehend the suspect. The other two officers were treated at a hospital. One of the wounded officers remained hospitalised Wednesday with moderate injuries. The other officer’s injuries were minor, the patrol said.
A SWAT team entered the home at 12:10 am Wednesday but found the suspect dead. His name wasn’t immediately released. Fox Report