Court Worker And Police Officer Die After Being Shot During Missouri Home Eviction

Aiexpress – According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a police officer and a court official were shot and killed during an eviction at a home in Independence, Missouri, roughly an hour from Kansas City, on Thursday.

During a press conference Thursday night, Justin Ewing of the Missouri State Highway Patrol verified that four people were shot in the incident: three Independence Police Department officers and one Jackson County Circuit Court civil process server.

Independence Police Officer Cody Allen and court staffer Drexel Mack, according to the chief, were killed. The other two cops who were shot are recovering, according to the chief.

According to Ewing, the first reports came in from the area at 1:09 p.m. local time, reporting that a civil process server from Jackson County Circuit Court had been shot at the residence. According to officials, many additional process servers were present at the time, but no officers were with them.

Officers from the Independence Police Department arrived in response to a call for emergency help but were shot at, according to Ewing.

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Ewing said that a male suspect was arrested and taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Earlier, the Independence Police Department confirmed that two officers were taken from a residence with gunshot wounds.

As the event progressed, Missouri Governor Mike Parson issued a statement announcing that cops had been shot and injured.

“Teresa and I are praying for the @IndepMoPolice officers involved and all who work to protect us,” Parson wrote on Twitter.

According to Parson, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was on the site to help Independence Police.

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