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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

CSW BREAKING: Police Officer-Involved Shooting on I-70 in Independence MO


There's been a reported shooting with a fatality involved on eastbound I-70 just west of I-470 near the Independence Center.



It has been reported that an officer stopped a car thought to be a suspect vehicle in a bank robbery at the location just after 1 p.m.- and that a suspect in the stopped car got out and fired a gun at the patrol car.


The officer shot that person- who died at the scene.



The Independence police officer wasn't hit.






I-70 is restricted to one lane at the scene- and traffic is backing up almost to Blue Ridge Boulevard- USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE for at least the next hour!



Eastbound I-70 was still restricted to one lane at the shooting scene as of 3:25 p.m.- with traffic backed up past Noland Road.


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2 comments:

MyTina said...

Have they ever released the man's name that was killed!

Groucho K. Marx said...

Yes the name of the man was released- but unfortunately I didn't post it here.

The man was reportedly a suspect in one and possibly more area bank robberies.