Search This Blog

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.



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.