An Independence, Missouri police officer has died after sustaining serious injuries following a shooting Wednesday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, officers responded to a tip that led them to a home in the 2400 block of Northern Boulevard in Independence.
A man at the house fired at officers when they arrived, striking 22-year-old Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans.
A second officer shot the gunman, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officer Madrid-Evans was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
The Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident.
Officer Madrid-Evans had just graduated from the Kansas City Regional Police Academy on July 8th of this year.