2 in custody after officer-involved shooting at Independence motel

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A man is in the hospital following a shootout with two police officers outside an Independence motel.

Authorities were called to the Econo Lodge, 13712 E. 42nd Terr., around noon on a report from staff of a burglary. When they arrived, they came in contact with two men in the lobby.

The men fled the hotel, then one exchanged fire with officers. One of the suspects was hit. His condition is unknown.

The second suspect was arrested by Kansas City police at Burger King, 14001 E. 42nd St., shortly after.

No officers were injured.

The police department will conduct an internal investigation into what led up to the shooting. Both officers are on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete.

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