Officer killed, 2 wounded at Missouri home

Officer killed, 2 wounded at Missouri home

Officer killed, 2 wounded at Missouri home

At approximately 9:20 p.m. on March 6, the Clinton County 911 call center received a call with two women frantically screaming in the background, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe told reporters at a news conference.

Upon arrival, officers contacted a female, Tammy Widger, of Clinton.

When Clinton Police Department officers rushed to the scene, gunfire erupted.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the officers were then dispatched to a house not involved in that disturbance call.

Christopher Ryan Morton was an wonderful person with a huge heart. There was no early word on the condition of the two wounded officers.

Stosberg said the cause of the suspect's death is under investigation.

Scanner audio captured the shootout. Morton says on the radio traffic that he'd been hit "multiple times" and that he doesn't think he can make it out of a window. "One. least arm, both legs, and head and vest". The chest, the vest'. The dispatcher begs Morton to "stay with us". Online court records don't list an attorney for Widger, who is being held on a $25,000 bond. However, one officer died in the shooting. "They were doing so to ensure that nobody else was hurt or there wasn't any other problems, and so when they were given the information that no one was in the house, they had to verify that". Waters was the only person in the home. "Our thoughts are with Officer Morton's family, the two officers who were injured, and the Clinton Police Department".

'It is a coincidence they were called to that specific address, ' Lowe said. "It is tragic that happened".

A man suspected of fatally shooting one Missouri officer and wounding two others refused to let officers tend to the dying officer for hours.

Shields said officers had been searching for Waters in connection with a rape case but that it wasn't clear how he was involved. He served stints in prison from October 2000 through November 2002, May 2003 through April 2008, July 2008 through October 2012, and May 2014 through last July, according to Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Garry Brix.

Authorities on Wednesday released a mug shot of Waters from a November 2017 arrest for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

In 1999, he plead guilty to robbery and armed criminal action in Jackson County after being arrested by Lee's Summit police.

For the second time in under a year, the town of Clinton is mourning the loss of a police officer.

Officer Christopher Morton was fatally shot at a home in Clinton, Mo. on Tuesday.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against McCarthy.

Officer Nathan Bettencourt is recovering from gunshot wounds and a surgery at a hospital here in Kansas City. They added that at no point during the 911 call from Windsor did anyone indicate that they were in Clinton. He had recently returned to full-time duty to replace a fallen officer.

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