UPDATE: At approximately 6:18 p.m., October 22, 2017, the MSHP said in a press release, a St Joseph police officer was involved in a shooting incident at the intersection of 10th Street and Pacific Street in St Joseph, Missouri. The suspect, Baby Girl “Samantha” Hennard, 25, from St. Joseph, Missouri, was fatally wounded in the shooting incident. An autopsy has been scheduled for October 24, 2017.
The St Joseph Police Department has requested the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control conduct the investigation into the officer involved shooting. Next of kin has been notified and the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control continues to investigate, the patrol says.
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri- A woman is reportedly dead following an officer involved shooting in St. Joseph, Missouri. The incident reportedly happened in a commercially zoned residential neighborhood.
— Brooke Anderson (@bandersonKQ2) October 23, 2017
Commander Eric Protzman said officers responded to the area of 9th and Sycamore streets around 6 p.m. in reference to a disturbance call. Protzman said when officers arrived on scene a woman took off running and pulled out a gun and fired at officers. Protzman said officers returned fire and shot and killed the woman. Protzman said authorities are still working to positively identify the woman who is reported to be a St. Joseph resident, explains a report by St Joseph Post.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has been called in to investigate the incident. The officer involved in the shooting was not injured and has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.
Roads in the area were still closed off as of 8 p.m. and could continue to be closed for some time. As more information becomes available, more updates will be provided said St. Joseph Post.