Sunday, February 02, 2014
Right now- about a mile-square area straddling the KC-MO corporate limits in Clay county is crawling with law officers looking for a gunman that initially thought to have shot a female law enforcement officer.
It reportedly all started before 1:30 am Sunday morning during a vehicle pursuit northwest of Liberty.
Near Northeast 115th and Fishing River Road- the male driver of the black GMC Tahoe being pursued allegedly shot at the chasing officer.
For more than 15 minutes- it was reported the female deputy had been shot in the head.
Later examination by a paramedic and doctors at a hospital did not located any gunshot wound- and the patient had reportedly been up walking around after the reported shooting.
The suspect drove away- but was spotted at 1:40 am on M-291 approaching North Eastern.
The lone deputy kept his distance as the suspect turned north on North Eastern and drove north- as the suspect doused the Tahoe's lights.
At 1:43 am- the suspect stops near Northeast 127th Street- gets out and runs west into farm fields and wooded areas in the area of the WHB radio towers.
As he runs- the suspect- "a white male about 5-foot 11-inches tall- 200 pounds- wearing a black leather coat with a white stripe and blue jeans-" turns and fires two shots that missed the nearby deputy.
At 2:29 am- KC-MO Police- one of more than a half-dozen law agencies who rushed to assist that officer- calls a tactical "Operation-100."
Roadways along the edges of the perimeter (see red lines on map) were closed to traffic through 6 am Sunday morning as the suspect remained at-large.
At 3:30 am Sunday morning- five companies of the KC-MO Fire department plus an EMS unit was sent to a house fire in the 7200 block of Park Avenue.
Within four minutes the first fire truck arrives to find the 1-story house fully-engulfed in fire.
There was also an initial report of people still inside.
It was 3:50 am before a crew could get back inside and find "a body" of a female resident who didn't get out.
With the fire now out- a complete official investigation is underway.
No other injuries- fatalities- or information as of this post.