Three Officers Shot, One Killed, at Missouri Home

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A Clinton, Mo., police officer was killed and two others were shot Tuesday night while responding to a 911 call, the Kansas City Star reports. Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, 30, was identified as the officer shot and killed. The incident occurred seven months after Clinton officer Gary Michael was shot to death during a traffic stop. Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe said the 911 call came about 9:20 p.m. from a home. During the call, two women were heard screaming in the background, and police officers were dispatched.

An officer responding to the scene asked dispatch whether any weapons were involved. “They are not responding,” the dispatcher answered. “I can’t tell. And they just disconnected.” Officers arrived at the home at 9:25 p.m. and were fired on, Lowe said. Officers entered the residence as a suspect retreated inside. The three officers were shot, including one officer who died inside the home.  The suspect was found dead inside the home. Lowe said it was unclear whether officers killed the suspect or whether he killed himself.

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