Jackson County deputy injured, suspect shot during late-night assault

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Jackson County deputy was injured and a suspect was shot during an assault on the deputy Thursday night.

Jackson County deputies were in the area conducting saturation patrols when two people were driving a scooter, going the wrong way, near 43rd and Oak.

According the sheriff's office, the cruiser and the scooter collided between 41st and 43rd and Oak.

The driver of the scooter was taken into custody without incident, but the female passenger got into a struggle with a female deputy.

At some point during the struggle, a taser was deployed, and the deputy fired her gun, hitting the suspect.

The female suspect took off running, but deputies were able to find her hiding near some apartments by following a blood trail.

"There was probably 12 cop cars circling the neighborhood," said Quinn Coats, who lives in the area. "Everything was lit up red and blue. It was pretty wild. I've never seen anything like it."

Sheriff Darryl Forte said his deputy had minor injuries and has been treated and released.  The injuries to the female passenger are not serious.

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