Jackson County MPs kill gunman in Blue Springs

BLUE SPRINGS, Missouri – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after a Jackson County deputy gunned down a gunman Monday night in Blue Springs.

Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte said the shooting took place near SE Moreland School Road and SE Taylor Road in Blue Springs.

Staff Sgt MSHP. Bill Lowe said MPs were dispatched to the area earlier Monday afternoon over a report of a gunman outside a house.

The man allegedly shot inside an occupied residence, Lowe said. It is not known how many people were inside.

The sheriff’s office called in his SWAT team to try and negotiate with him, but the man left the residence, got into a vehicle and crashed into an armored SWAT vehicle, Lowe said.

Lowe said a deputy shot the man, killing him.

No MPs were physically injured, Forte said.

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