Authorities shoot and kill 28-year-old man suspected of stealing gun, shooting employee at dealership


Landmark dealership in Independence, Missouri

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LIBERTY, Mo. -- Clay County Sheriff's Office confirms to FOX4 that a 28-year-old man is dead following a crime spree Thursday morning.

According to authorities, the man first stole a gun from Academy Sports + Outdoors in Liberty, Missouri. This incident happened before 11:30 a.m.

Academy Sports + Outdoors in Liberty, Missouri where a suspect stole a gun Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

No shots were fired and no one was injured.

The sheriff's office said after stealing a gun, the suspect drove to Independence where an employee at  Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM was shot.

Independence police said the man was a customer, and they are not sure whether he had previous interaction with the employee.

The dealership is along  Noland Road near Rankin.

Landmark dealership in Independence, Missouri

After the shooting, the 28-year-old headed north where he was eventually shot and killed in an area just off of I-35 along Northeast 172nd Street near Bishop Road, which is close to Holt, Missouri.

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