UPDATE: Gladstone officer expected to make full recovery after traffic stop shooting

Police say a teenage suspect was shot and killed
Posted at 11:01 PM, Nov 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 19:21:35-05

UPDATE 11/21: Gladstone police say the suspect shot and killed by police during a traffic stop was Jacob C. Stevens, 18. 


A Gladstone police officer is expected to make a full recovery after being shot during a traffic stop Sunday night.

Police said a teenage suspect was shot and killed following the traffic stop after the suspect pulled a handgun during a struggle. 

According to authorities, KCPD officers were called to Vivion Road and 169 Highway around 10:30 p.m. to assist Gladstone police after two suspects were pulled over for a traffic violation. 

Related: 4 police officers shot nationwide on Sunday

During the stop, a teenage passenger started to run from police and two Gladstone officers pursued the suspect on foot. 

Officers attempted to take the suspect into custody and a struggle ensued. The suspect produced a handgun, shots were fired and the suspect was killed. 

A Gladstone officer was also shot in the hand during the confrontation. He suffered non life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital and sent home after undergoing surgery. 

The suspect who was killed by police has been described as a white male in his late teens. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody and questioned, but was later released. 

When KCPD arrived on the scene, the suspect had already been shot. The suspect's name has not yet been identified. 

Gladstone police also noted that someone came by the station to drop off a single rose as a small token of appreciation. 

The shooting came on the same day a San Antonio officer was fatally shot and a St. Louis officer was critically wounded.

This story is developing. Stay with 41 Action News for the latest.




Follow 41 Action News on Twitter:

Follow @41ActionNews

Like 41 Action News on Facebook: