Police Officer Killed, 2 Others Wounded While Responding to 911 Call


The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the suspect in a tweet Wednesday as James Waters, of Clinton.

And coincidentally, 30-year-old Christopher Morton had just returned to the department last fall after Officer Gary Michael was killed during a traffic stop in August. Last night Christopher Morton was killed, two other officers were shot.

Lowe said that shortly after officers arrived on the scene, they were shot at from the suspect who retreated inside the house, the Star reported. After the shooting stopped, the rest of the officers entered the home and found the shooter dead.

Stosberg says the cause of the suspect's death is under investigation. "We are praying and ask that each of you pray for all involved and especially for the family of the officer who was killed in the line of duty this evening". The incident took place after the cops responded to a 911 call on which two women were heard screaming. It's 7 mo to the day from when Clinton Officer Gary Michael was killed. Sgt. Bill Lowe, Missouri State Highway Patrol said they could not have located him without the help of some new tools. "He came back to the department after Officer Michael was shot and killed".

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At some point in time in that interaction they [police officers] were shot at by the suspect from inside the residence.

According to Morton's Facebook page, the officer graduated from Knob Noster High School, he attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and served in the National Guard as well as the US Army.

"It's just devastating", Henry County Sheriff Kent Oberkrom said. According authorities, Morton had been with the Clinton Police Department from February 2015 to January 2017. They confirmed that the women who were heard on the call were not injured. "They're going to endure more", Sgt. Lowe said.

Officials said they aren't sure whether the gunman died from police gunfire or a self-inflicted wound. However, one officer died in the shooting. I got to know the men and women of the Clinton Police Department and the community through that tragedy.