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Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers shoot suspect Monday night

Shooting occurred at Troop A HQ in Lee's Summit
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Posted at 10:19 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 09:03:35-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, Jan. 5 | MSHP said the suspect is in stable condition in the hospital and operations have resumed at headquarters.

ORIGINAL STORY, Jan. 4 | Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers shot a suspect Monday night at Troop A Headquarters in Lee’s Summit.

Around 9:40 p.m., communications personnel observed a vehicle in the parking lot on the west side of Troop A Headquarters, according to MSHP Sgt. Bill Lowe.

A trooper who was outside of the building saw the driver exit the vehicle with an assault-style rifle. Lowe said the trooper gave "several commands to the suspect" and radioed to Troop A personnel about the incident.

Two troopers responded, after which shots were fired, according to Lowe.

Lowe said he was thankful the suspect did not get to the front of the building and "do more damage."

"If our troopers weren't here, it could've been really bad," Lowe said.

The condition of the suspect is unknown at this time.

The Lee's Summit Police Department bomb squad has cleared the suspect vehicle.

Trooper A Headquarters will remain closed for several hours.

The incident is being investigated by the Patrol's Division of Drug & Crime Control.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.