Grain Valley officer shoots woman suspected of aggravated assault following chase

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JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol says that a Grain Valley officer shot a woman suspected of aggravated assault on Friday afternoon in unincorporated Jackson County. The shooting happened at the end of a chase, highway patrol says the woman had a 2-year-old in the backseat of her car.

Sergeant Andy Bell with the highway patrol says that before the shooting, there was a road rage incident near Main and Jefferson streets in Grain Valley at about 2 p.m., where the woman allegedly rammed a car and physically assaulted another driver. The suspect drove away from the scene and an officer and witness gave chase. The chase went down Route BB to a house where the suspect got out of the car with a handgun.

Shots were fired and the suspect was the only person hit. She was taken to a hospital, but Sgt. Bell didn't know the extent of her injuries. The 2-year-old is reportedly okay and in the care of family.

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