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BREAKING: 3 Kansas City SWAT Officers Shot, Triggering Ongoing Standoff

Kansas City, MO –  Three Kansas City SWAT officers were shot on Tuesday night while executing a search warrant and the standoff between the suspect and law enforcement is still underway.

The incident began at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 at a residence located near Blue Ridge Boulevard and East 23rd Street, WDAF reported.

Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) Chief Stacey Graves said a group of SWAT officers were attempting to serve a search warrant at the home when someone opened the door and began shooting at them.

Chief Graves said three officers were shot in the attack.

She said the officers returned fire, but it was unknown if the suspect was hit, WDAF reported.

The shooter retreated back into the house, leading to a standoff with police.

Two people had exited the house by 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, but investigators said they were still working to determine whether or not anyone else was still inside the residence, WDAF reported.

Details regarding the identity of the suspect or suspects were not immediately released.

The Missouri Highway Patrol (MHP) said the officers went to the house to serve the warrant at the request of the Jackson County Drug Task Force, KMBC reported.

The three officers wounded in the attack were all went to the hospital with injuries believed to be non-life threatening.

“Three of our officers were struck,” Chief Graves confirmed, according to KMBC. “They did return fire. They self-transported to a hospital and all three are thankfully in non-life threatening condition.”

Investigators did not release the officers’ names or any details about where they were shot.

The Independence Police Department (IPD) is handling the standoff situation, WDAF reported.

The shooting investigation will be conducted by the MHP.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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