INDEPENDENCE, Missouri – KSHB reports that around 10 a.m. on Wednesday an officer was shot in Independence, Missouri.
Neighbors said the officer was shot at 36th and Delaware.
The suspect vehicle left the scene at a high rate of speed and two individuals are now in custody, police say.
A witness said they heard sirens and saw more than a dozen police cars go through the intersection of 23rd and Maywood.
The extent of the injuries are unknown, however it is being reported he was shot in the head by another news source. A police spokesman said he is in critical condition.
The officer is being treated at Centerpoint Medical Center.
Our thoughts & prayers are with the injured Independence police officer, his family and Independence PD. pic.twitter.com/cN4RzbCnpt
— Liberty Missouri (@LibertyMissouri) March 29, 2017