Crime

Crime

Shot in the head, Independence police officer in critical condition

Independence Police Officer Thomas Wagstaff was rushed to the hospital after he was shot upon responding to a residential burglary. He was in critical condition Wednesday evening.

Crime

Neighbor says she heard a 'loud booming sound'

Police set up a large crime scene in Independence after an officer was rushed to a hospital. Three hours after the incident, Independence police had not told the public what happened to the officer or how the officer was doing.

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Police captain describes burglars fleeing, shooting at officers

An Independence police officer was rushed to the hospital after the officer was shot when responding to a residential burglary.
Rich Sugg and Leah Becerra The Kansas City Star
Police captain describes burglars fleeing, shooting at officers 0:59

Police captain describes burglars fleeing, shooting at officers

Neighbor says she heard a 'loud booming sound' 0:48

Neighbor says she heard a 'loud booming sound'

Neighbor describes police-involved shooting 1:43

Neighbor describes police-involved shooting

Mayor Sly James asserts 'the state of our city is strong' 4:13

Mayor Sly James asserts 'the state of our city is strong'