Man shot, killed after crime spree and shooting spanning Liberty and Independence

KMBZ News Staff
January 02, 2020 - 3:03 pm
helicopter view of car dealership in Independence, MO after shooting

Kansas City, MO - The Clay County Sheriff's Department says the suspect in a shooting at an Independence car dealership, and an armed robbery at a Liberty sporting goods store, was shot and killed by deputies near the town of Holt.

The spree began Thursday morning when the man stole a weapon from Academy Sports + Outdoors in Liberty.

Then, around 11:30am the man went to the Landmark Dodge car dealership on Noland Road in Independence and shot an employee. 

Police said that victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police said after that, the man went north back into Clay County.  

Deputies engaged with him the 19800 block of Northeast 172nd near Holt, Missouri.

The Clay County Sheriff's Department said the suspect died after an officer-involved shooting with police.


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