OVERLAND PARK, Ks — Carolyn Braverman laid down to recover from a headache on Sunday when she was jolted out of bed by the amount of first responders blowing past her home in Overland Park. She didn't know Officer Mike Mosher, with the Overland Park Police Department, had been shot moments before.
"Fire trucks were going by, police cars were going by. It was nonstop for 15 to 20 minutes," Braverman said. "I was like, 'What the heck is going on?'"
Just before 6 p.m., Mosher was on his way into work when he responded to a call about a hit and run near West 143rd Street and Antioch Road.
According to the Overland Park Police Department, Mosher followed the suspect to West 123rd and Mackey streets, nearby Braverman's home.
Before joining her neighbors, who walked to the scene, Braverman said she listened to a police scanner to find out what happened.
"It said, 'officer down, suspect down,'" Braverman said.
Monday afternoon, authorities identified the suspect at Phillip Carney, 38, from Overland Park.
It's not clear why, but according to OPPD, Mosher and Carney both fired shots at each other. Carney died at the scene. Mosher was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He died a short time later.
Braverman said crime scene investigators were by her home for several hours.
"I've never seen anything like this before," Braverman said. "This much going on, this many emergency vehicles in one spot, crime tape, the whole works... it affected me. When you hear of an officer down, it's a tragedy for everyone involved."