KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, Jan. 5 | MSHP said the suspect is in stable condition in the hospital and operations have resumed at headquarters.
UPDATE to last night's shooting:
The suspect remains in stable condition at an area hospital. Troop A Headquarters reopened & resumed regular operations at 7 a.m.
The investigation is ongoing & being conducted by @MSHPTrooperDDCC investigators.
A News Release will be submitted. pic.twitter.com/Is2lhX9DHH
— MSHP Troop A (@MSHPTrooperA) January 5, 2021
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.
An officer involved shooting just occurred at Troop A Headquarters involving our troopers. A suspect has been shot & no officers were injured. We have very few details as of now. A PIO is en route to meet media at Lee’s Summit High parking lot next to Troop A. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/3UKDxrEjdk— MSHP Troop A (@MSHPTrooperA) January 5, 2021
DEVELOPING: there is a massive law enforcement presence at the headquarters of @MSHPTrooperA in @cityofLS where a shooting has occurred tonight.— Andres Gutierrez (@AFGutierrez) January 5, 2021
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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.