EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — The suspect in a police shooting Saturday in Excelsior Springs died at the hospital on Sunday.
Two Excelsior Springs police officers located a suspect they knew to have a warrant for assault on a law enforcement officer, according to officials. The officers then tried to stop the suspect in the parking lot, but he drove onto Kearney Road.
The two officers, who were in different vehicles, boxed the suspect in with one car in front and another behind the suspect’s car.
That’s when the suspect fired at the officer in the car in front of him, hitting the officer in the shoulder and the wrist. The officer in the car from behind then shot at the suspect, hitting him.
Both the officer and suspect were transported to an area hospital. The suspect, identified as 65-year-old Carl Carrel, was pronounced dead on Sunday.
The officer has non life-threatening injuries, but will require additional surgery.
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