September 16, 2021 – In Breaking News – Fox News
A 22-year-old Missouri police officer who was still in training died after a man who was wanted by authorities shot him.
“It’s always been a really good, tight-knit community – for the most part – in neighborhoods,” Connie Donahoo, who lives nearby where the shooting took place in Independence, Missouri, told KCTV.
“But, it just seems like everything is out of control now. Everybody’s scared. Everybody’s on edge. And, we just want peace and quiet in our city.”
(The Independence Police Department and Kansas City metro area continues to honor a young officer killed in the line of duty. Courtesy of KCTV5 News and YouTube. Posted on Sep 18, 2021.)
Police were called to a residence at about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday after receiving a tip that a wanted man was in the area.
Officers reportedly came across a male suspect who opened fire on authorities.
Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans was shot and subsequently taken to the hospital with critical injuries. He died later Wednesday evening following the shooting.
Police identified the shooter as 33-year-old Cody L. Harrison of Gladstone, Missouri, who was shot and killed by another police officer when he opened fire on Madrid-Evans.
The Missouri Department of Corrections list Harrison as wanted and “out of custody,” but did not provide additional details on Harrison’s arrest record.
The department did not immediately respond to Fox News’s request for additional comment on Harrison.
(The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department and the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office released a joint statement Friday morning regarding the circumstances around the suspect who allegedly shot and killed Independence Police Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans. Courtesy of 41 Action News and YouTube. Posted on Sep 17, 2021.)
Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, both blood and blue. Thank you for your bravery and commitment to serve the community. You will not be forgotten.
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