Gunshot wound to police officer, suspect dies in Excelsior Springs, Missouri

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said the man suspected of shooting two Excelsior Springs police officers died Saturday night from his injuries. Investigators said Excelsior Springs officers saw a suspect who they knew had a warrant for assault on a law enforcement officer in the Price Chopper parking lot near Kearney and Crown Hill roads around 5 p.m. The sheriff’s office identified the suspect at Carl Carrel, 64. The sheriff’s office said officers tried to stop Carrel in the parking lot, but he pulled up on Kearney Road. The officers, who were in two separate police vehicles, tucked the suspect in with one vehicle in front of the suspect’s vehicle and one behind it in an attempt to stop him. The sheriff’s office said the suspect shot at the officer in the vehicle in front of him at the time, hitting the officer in the shoulder and wrist. The officer in the vehicle behind it shot and hit the suspect in the head. “You know, this is also a terrible day for the suspect’s family and loved ones. No officer ever wants to have to do that. They don’t want to have to use such violence. hurt a member of the community. But it was a situation of life or death, according to our initial investigation,” said Sarah Boyd, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office said the officer needs more surgeries and remains in stable condition. The shooting is still under investigation.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said the man suspected of shooting two Excelsior Springs police officers died Saturday night from his injuries.

Investigators said Excelsior Springs officers saw a suspect who they knew had a warrant for assault on a law enforcement officer in the Price Chopper parking lot near Kearney and Crown Hill roads around 5 p.m. The sheriff’s office identified the suspect to Carl Carrel, 64.

The sheriff’s office said officers tried to stop Carrel in the parking lot, but he pulled up on Kearney Road.

The officers, who were in two separate police vehicles, trapped the suspect with one vehicle in front of the suspect’s vehicle and one behind it in an attempt to stop him.

The sheriff’s office said the suspect shot at the officer in the vehicle in front of him at the time, hitting the officer in the shoulder and wrist. The officer in the vehicle behind it shot and hit the suspect in the head.

“You know, this is also a terrible day for the family and loved ones of the accused. No officer ever wants to have to do that. They don’t want to have to use such violence. hurt a member of the community. But it was a situation of life or death, according to our initial investigation,” said Sarah Boyd, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office said the officer needs more surgeries and remains in stable condition.

The shooting is still under investigation.

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