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Clinton, Missouri Shooting: Officer Killed, 2 Others Injured, Suspected Shooter Dead

08 March 2018, 01:53 | Melanie Burgess

Police are on the scene of a shooting that left at least two officers injured

Police are on the scene of a shooting that left at least two officers injured

A man with an extensive criminal history shot and killed a police officer and wounded two others who were checking on a disturbance at a Missouri home, authorities said Wednesday.

Lowe says a SWAT team entered the residence but found the suspect dead at 12:10 a.m.

Subscribe to Canada Free Press for FREEPolice officer killed, 2 wounded in Missouri shooting Cops shot responding to 911 call, suspect dead. Investigators say one of the officers were shot in the arm and the other in the shoulder. He returned to full-time duty last September, one month after another officer was fatally shot.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News.

The injured officers were receiving treatment at hospitals in the Kansas City area, and according to Sgt. Lowe, their injuries are not life-threatening. He stayed with the department as reserve officer until he returned again to full time duty September 24, 2017.

In August 2017, Officer Gary Michael was killed during a traffic stop.

The women in the house at the time were not injured and were taken into custody. One of the officers was killed.

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Officers were sent to a home about 10 p.m. Tuesday after a frantic 911 call in which women were heard screaming in the background. One suffered "moderate" injuries while the other suffered minor injuries, according to a spokesperson for the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Morton was a full-time Clinton officer from February 2015 through January 2017, when he temporarily became a reserve officer.

"Our hearts ache for our brothers in blue at the CPD", the Clinton Fire Department said in a statement.

"It's just devastating", Henry County Sheriff Kent Oberkrom said.

"The Clinton Police Department is a well respected police department", said Sgt. Lowe.

When Harley Graff heard about the shooting death of a police officer in Clinton late Tuesday, he looked to find out if it was an officer he knew. We are all saddened by this tragic event. When Morton and two other officers responded to the call, they were met with gunfire at the residence.

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