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Police investigate KCMO home after shooting at MSHP facility

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Posted at 9:45 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 16:27:10-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol released an update Tuesday on a shooting involving troopers at the Troop A headquarters Monday night.

According to the official release, employees at the headquarters heard gunshots outside around 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Troopers located at the headquarters went to a door where a person was seen holding an assault-style rifle. The subject then approached the main entrance of the building and fired multiple shots, according to MSHP.

The suspect was given verbal commands to stop but did not, so troopers shot at and struck the suspect.

"If our troopers weren't here, it could've been really bad," MSHP Sgt. Bill Lowe said Monday night.

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

The suspect was taken to a Kansas City, Missouri, hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No troopers or other employees were hurt.

MSHP said the suspect's vehicle was found in the parking lot with a suspicious-looking package. The Lee's Summit Police Department bomb squad responded and secured the contents. MSHP did not say what was in the package.

The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is processing additional evidence at a home in Kansas City.

The MSHP Division of Drug and Crime Control is still investigating the incident. The name of the suspect has not been released at this time.

Troop A resumed regular operations around 7 a.m. Tuesday.