PARKVILLE, Mo. — Officials arrested a woman Tuesday they say was armed with a handgun and allegedly fired two shots while at a Parkville DMV office.
Darin Snapp with the Kansas City Police Department originally said no shots were fired, but an officer on the scene issued an update and said two shots were fired.
No one was injured.
The incident happened before 11:30 p.m.
“I just had a feeling. But I just didn’t think we were all in danger. Until I saw the gun.”
Patricia Zick took a number and was waiting her turn at the Parkville license office when a woman stormed in demanding service.
“She was belligerent from the moment she entered and there were children in there and elderly,” Zick said. “I wasn’t afraid for myself as much as all the other people. The lady with the 3-year-old next to me and there was a baby in there.”
Zick said when the woman didn’t get help, she came out to this parking lot, headed toward her Jeep with purse in hand.
“That bag bothered me. Her sloppy purse and her attitude and her dressing I mean it was just a package deal that there could be something in there.”
Zick said it was a gun. She followed the woman hoping to get her license plate number to report to police. Worried this woman might hurt someone.
“As soon as I was right behind her. She stopped and started fumbling in her person and said ‘I’ll take care of this.'”
Major Erik Holland with the Platte County Sheriff’s Office believes the woman fired two shots.
“We’re just getting started investigating. We don`t know motive or mental state at this time,” Holland said.
Holland said nobody was injured and the woman was loaded into an ambulance and taken to a hospital as a precaution. But before police arrived witnesses tell FOX4 two men, one of them possibly an undercover officer, took the woman to the ground and got the gun away from her.
“I think it could’ve been a warning. It could’ve been the beginning. I don`t know you can’t judge,” Zick said.
After seeing that gun and having her family flash before her eyes, Zick is thankful to the men who kept the woman under control.
“I just love my grandchildren my husband and my daughter so much. Just going to make sure they’re with me later.”
Police did not say why the woman pulled out a gun or fired the shots.