Gates Bar-B-Q employee shot in overnight robbery in Independence

Marc LaVoie
July 16, 2019 - 5:54 am

Independence Police Department


Independence, MO - Police are asking for the public's help in finding three robbers who broke into a Gates Bar-B-Q restaurant and shot an employee multiple times.

The employee was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to an IPD news release. The incident occurred around 2:45 a.m. Monday at the restaurant, located at 10440 East US Hwy 40.

Surveillance video shows three males, all of whom were wearning masks. One fired several shots as they were leaving.

A store manager who visited the injured employee was asked, "When can I return to work?"

Anyone who can help identify any of the robbers in the vicdeo is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS, or IPD TIPS at (816) 325-7777. Information can also be emailed to

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