KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 8:57 a.m. | The Independence Police Department said the officer who was shot in the head has been released from the hospital.
Great news! Our officer who was shot in last night's incident was released from the hospital. Please continue all media related inquires on the incident to @MSHPTrooperA who is investigating the shooting.
— Independence Police (@ipdinfo) April 1, 2021
7:15 a.m. | MSHP identified the deceased suspect as 35-year-old Aaron C. Pouche of Independence.
Update to the officer involved shooting:
The suspect has been identified as Aaron C. Pouche, 35, from independence. A rifle has been located at the scene as well. #MSHP @ipdinfo pic.twitter.com/r21YKiZkYV
— MSHP Troop A (@MSHPTrooperA) April 1, 2021
4:30 a.m. | One person is dead and an officer recovering after being shot in the head.
According to Missouri Highway Patrol, Independence Police were first notified of a person shooting a rifle into a residence on Carlisle Avenue around 11:20 on Tuesday night. When officers arrived, shots were fired. The suspect was struck as well as an Independence police officer who was shot in the head.
Both were transported to the hospital where the suspect was pronounced dead. The officer is reportedly conscious and stable.
The initial call was the result of a dispute between neighbors.
Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating.
This is a developing story. We'll update as more information becomes available.
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