Fox 4 KC reports that a Gladstone (MO) police officer shot during a traffic stop Sunday night is recovering in the hospital and is expected to be okay, police say.
The officer was shot Sunday evening around 10:34 p.m. during a traffic stop at NW Vivion Road and U.S. 169.
According to Kari Thompson with the Kansas City Police Department, which is conducting the investigation, a Gladstone officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at Vivion Road and U.S. 169. Police say the passenger ran from the vehicle and Gladstone officers pursued the suspect on foot.
As officers attempted to take the suspect into custody a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the suspect displayed a handgun, shots were fired and the suspect,who is described as a man in his late teens, was fatally wounded.
A Gladstone officer was also shot, but sustained non-life threatening injuries.
This is one of four incidents in which police officers have been shot—in vehicles or during traffic stops—over the weekend throughout the U.S.: 1) a San Antonio police officer was shot while writing a traffic ticket and killed; 2) a police officer in Sanibel, FL. was shot and wounded during a traffic stop; 3) A St. Louis Officer was shot in the face while making a traffic stop.