One Suspect Dead in Johnson County Shootout
On Saturday afternoon (Mar 3), Johnson County deputies were involved in a shooting that resulted in the suspect being killed and two deputies injured.
According to a press release from the Johnson County Sheriff's Department, two deputies were dispatched to a residence on NW 475 Road in rural Johnson County.
Officers responded to a report of a suspect shooting at a nearby residence. When officers arrived, they were immediately fired upon by the suspect with two bullets, striking the side window, and injuring one of the deputies with flying glass.
The report indicates that deputies immediately retreated from the residence to a safer position. As authorities backed up from the residence, the suspect then moved to a second location within the residence and began firing at the officers again, striking their vehicle. The officers reportedly exited their vehicle, took cover, and then engaged the suspect mortally wounding him.
Both deputies were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for injuries caused by the shattered glass.
Authorities say the investigation has been turned over to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control.
The names of the suspect and deputies were not released and at this time, there are no further details.