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Independence police officer dies from shooting

An Independence, Missouri police officer has died after sustaining serious injuries following a shooting Wednesday.

Posted: Sep 16, 2021 9:03 AM
Updated: Sep 16, 2021 9:14 AM

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. 

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