Suspect who shot Gladstone officer is dead

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GLADSTONE, Mo. — Kansas City police tell FOX 4 that the man accused of shooting a Gladstone police officer following a traffic stop Sunday night is dead.

According to Kari Thompson with the Kansas City Police Department, which is conducting the investigation, a Gladstone officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation around 10:34 p.m., at Vivion Road and U.S. 169. Police say the passenger ran from the vehicle and Gladstone officers pursued the suspect on foot.

As officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the suspect displayed a handgun, shots were fired and the suspect, who is described as a man in his late teens, was fatally wounded.

A Gladstone officer was also shot, but police say he is expected to survive. His injuries are described as non-life threatening.

The driver of the vehicle stopped for the traffic violation was taken into custody, but was later questioned and released

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