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Kansas City, Missouri, police officer shot, injured during traffic stop

Officer was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries
Posted at 12:54 AM, Apr 09, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, police officer was shot during a traffic stop Monday night.

Police said the officer was conducting the stop near 46th Terrace and South Benton after pulling a man over who was potentially driving while impaired.

Additional officers responded to the scene to assist.

Police said the officers were in the process of placing the man into custody when the subject was able to access a firearm and discharge it, striking one of the officers.

Additional officers were able to get the man into custody and gain control of the firearm.

The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. As of 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, the officer was still recovering in the hospital.

The suspect was not injured in the interaction, and no officers fired their weapons.

The man was later charged with multiple felonies as a result of the incident.