Man shot during attempted eviction in Blue Springs neighborhood

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BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — One person was shot and injured as process serving deputies with the Jackson County Court served an eviction notice in a Blue Springs neighborhood.

Police received a report of a shooting Friday, Jan. 8, at about 9:22 a.m. Officers responded to the 400 block of N. Weschester Drive, where they found the victim.

Chief Bob Muenz said two process servers were inside the house when there was some type of argument.

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That’s when one of the process servers shot the man they were evicting.

He was shot in the abdomen and is hospitalized.

The 16th circuit gave this statement:

“The Court has been made aware that two 16th Judicial Circuit Process Deputies were serving a writ this morning when at some point during their interaction with the occupant of the house, he retrieved and pointed a weapon at them. The deputies drew and ultimately discharged their weapons, striking the individual. The matter is being investigated by the Blue Springs Police Department. Pursuant to Court policy, the deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation. This is the extent of the available information the Court has to share at this time.”

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