Jackson County deputy shoots, kills suspect while executing warrant, officials say

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police are now investigating after a Jackson County deputy shot and killed a suspect Thursday night.

The deadly shooting happened just before 7 p.m. near E. 25th Street and S. Hawthorne Avenue.

Independence police, who are investigating the incident, said Jackson County deputies and Independence officers were executing a warrant at an Independence home.

Police said they were trying to take a known suspect with numerous felony warrants into custody.

A deputy shot the suspect, killing him. A second person was also injured and taken to the hospital, with unknown injuries. That person’s condition is unknown at this time. Independence police said no officers were injured.

The deceased suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Allen M. Cates, of Independence.

Officials have not released any details about what specifically led up to the shooting so far.

FOX4 has a crew at the scene and will update this story as soon as information is confirmed.

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