Missouri officer killed, 2 injured responding to 911 call

Missouri officer killed, 2 injured responding to 911 call

Ofc. Christopher Ryan Morton died in the shooting, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Investigators say two other officers suffered gunshot wounds in the shootout.

Lowe said that the Clinton County 911 call center received an emergency call at around 9:20 p.m. and over the phone, two women were appeared very scared and were screaming in the background. The SWAT team entered and found him dead.

In the shooting death of Gary Michael, the suspect Ian McCarthy was charged with first-degree murder. S.W.A.T. also responded. The officers were serving court papers to the home, which is 75 miles outside of Kansas City. Lowe says officers went inside in an attempt to apprehend the suspect who then fatally shot one officer and wounded the others. CBS Kansas City reported that the Clinton #Police Department, Henry County Sheriff's Office, and Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene.

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He was a veteran of the Army National Guard and is survived by his parents and siblings.

Now, once again, Clinton officers will face the frightful task of burying one of their own.

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe says the law enforcement community is saddened by the tragic event. "They're going to endure more", Sgt. Lowe said. "He came back to the department after Officer Michael was shot and killed". They confirmed that the women who were heard on the call were not injured.

A town in shock - People living in Clinton woke up to the news that another officer was killed. "Officer Christopher Ryan Morton gave the #UltimateSacrifice" she wrote.

The shooter is believed to be barricaded inside of a home.

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As tragedy strikes the Clinton, Missouri Police Department for the second time in 7 months, we send our thoughts and prayers to the department and community. One of the wounded officers remained hospitalized Wednesday with moderate injuries.

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