Warrensburg man shot dead after firing on officers during search warrant raid

WARRENSBURG, Mo. - A Warrensburg resident is dead after an officer-involved shooting Thursday night.

Warrensburg police said the department's Special Emergency Operations Team was dispatched to a location on 9th Street Terrace around 10:50 p.m. Thursday to serve a search warrant for narcotics and firearms. Police said as they went into the home, a 57-year-old man, armed with a shotgun, was waiting.

Police said he fired a blast at officers. One officer fired back, striking and killing the man.

The police department has asked the Missouri Highway Patrol to investigate the officer-involved shooting.

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