NORTHMOOR, Mo. -- A pursuit and search for a suspect after a shooting incident that involved the suspect and an officer is over after it reportedly forced people in the area into lockdown. A police spokesperson told FOX 4's Sean McDowell that the officer-involved shooting happened during a routine traffic stop at the intersection of NW Vivion Road and Waukomis Drive.
He adds that just before 7 p.m. the suspect involved was caught, the Missouri Highway Patrol confirming the arrest, which was one of many agencies that assisted in the response and search. Police say the trouble began when he tried to pass a bad check at a nearby pawn shop.
Riverside police were assisting the small police force in Northmoor. Police had said that the suspect was bleeding, but didn't say if that injury was due to the shooting. We've heard no reports of injured officers at this time.
A viewer who called FOX 4 said shoppers in the strip mall at 2300 Vivion Rd. were told to stay put while the area was blocked off, as indicated in the picture below. The strip mall contains businesses such as Disc Golf, China Gourmet, DJ Nails, The Runaway, Hookah Lounge, and a 24-hour coin laundry.
FOX 4 is still at the scene gathering information, refresh this page for updates.