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UNDER FIRE: 4 officers shot while in their vehicles, 1 killed in separate weekend attacks


A Gladstone police officer and a suspect were both shot Sunday night during what was apparently a traffic stop on Vivion Road at U.S. 169.

Details were not immediately available, but a Gladstone police dispatcher said the officer’s condition was not life-threatening. She had no information about the suspect’s condition.

The incident happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. The dispatcher said Kansas City police had assumed command of the scene and communication responsibilities. But a Kansas City police dispatcher said no communication officer had been called out. Further details were not likely until later Monday morning.

It was at least the fourth shooting of an officer across the United States on Sunday.

A San Antonio officer was shot and killed in his squad car near police headquarters by someone who pulled up behind him. The officer was a 20-year veteran of the police force. There had been no arrest Sunday night.

Also Sunday night, St. Louis police said an officer was shot twice in the face when someone pulled up beside his vehicle. The 46-year-old officer was conscious, in critical but stable condition and was expected to live, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Earlier Sunday in Sanibel, Fla., an officer conducting a traffic stop was shot while in his patrol car. The officer was released from a hospital. A suspect was in custody.

Matt Campbell: 816-234-4902, @MattCampbellKC


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