BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Jackson County’s Police-Involved Incident Team (PIIT) is investigating at a Blue Springs Casey’s General Store after an officer fired a shot at a trespassing suspect.
Independence police, as part of PIIT, are handling the investigation now.
According to the Blue Springs Police Department, around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Blue Springs police were called to the Casey’s gas station on Duncan and Woods Chapel roads. Employees said they wanted someone removed from the property who refused to leave.
Blue Springs police contacted the person outside the store, and an altercation occurred, an Independence police spokesperson said.
The officer fired a single shot at the suspect, but police said the bullet didn’t hit the person. No one was injured during the incident.
Blue Springs police then took the person into custody. An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
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