LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified a suspect shot by troopers Monday night at the agency’s local headquarters in Lee’s Summit, officials said.
Troopers identified him as 27-year-old Tayland Rahim of Clay County. Rahim remained hospitalized Tuesday. He is expected to survive his injuries.
Sgt. Bill Lowe said investigators searched a house in Gladstone where Rahim lived. They found three guns and ammunition. Investigators don’t know if the guns belong to Rahim.
MSHP said Rahim fired a gun near Troop A headquarters before troopers shot him Monday night.
Employees at Troop A HQ heard gunshots at about 9:40 p.m. on Jan. 4, according to a tweet from MSHP. Troopers inside the building went to a door and saw the suspect approaching the main entrance.
“The subject approached the main entrance to the building and fired multiple shots. Troopers gave the suspect verbal commands, but the suspect failed to comply. Troopers engaged the suspect in gunfire and struck the suspect,” MSHP stated.
Troopers who investigated the man’s vehicle found a suspicious package inside. They called the Lee’s Summit Police Department’s bomb squad to secure the package.
Officials continue to investigate this incident.