INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The man shot by an Independence Police officer Wednesday morning died of his injuries, according to investigators.
The victim is identified as 39-year-old Terry L. Bowman of Independence, Missouri.
Investigators with the Eastern Jackson County Police Involved Investigations Team says the shooting happened as Independence officers patrolled at the Executive Inn & Suites in the 15000 block of U.S. 40 Highway just after midnight.
Investigators said the officer turned on his emergency lights while checking a vehicle. Bowman got out of the vehicle holding a handgun, according to officers.
The officer shot Bowman. He was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries. He has been identified as 24-year-old Christopher D. Wright, of Raytown.
The Eastern Jackson County Police Involved Investigations Team says the shooting remains under investigation.