Three SWAT officers were shot Tuesday night while executing a search warrant at a Kansas City, Missouri, home, authorities said. It led to a standoff with the suspected gunman that was ongoing hours later, according to the CBS affiliate there, KCTV.
The officers were in stable condition with non-life-threatening wounds, police said.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol, which KCTV says was called in to investigate the shooting as a third-party agency, said the officers knocked at the door of a residence and were shot after trying to enter.
Police shot back, the MHSP said, adding that it wasn’t known if anyone inside was hit.
According to KCTV, two people who were in the home were taken into custody and were being questioned.
Negotiators were trying to communicate with the person who was still inside, the station said.
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas tweeted that, “We’ve been reminded too much lately in Kansas City how dangerous police work can be. I am praying for a full recovery for our three officers injured this evening and that everyone on duty gets home to their families safely.”
Betsy Webster, with CBS Kansas City, Missouri affiliate KCTV, tweeted that there was a “large presence of officers” at a local hospital and that the emergency entrance was blocked by crime tape:
Large presence of officers at @UHKCMO. Emergency entrance blocked by crime tape. https://t.co/GSKWsrSLpC pic.twitter.com/eqaOMpyq6q
— Betsy Webster (@BetsyKCTV5) March 1, 2023
She added that the head of the local police union was there and that, “The mood, as you would expect, is tense.”
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