Missouri officer killed, 2 hurt when sent to wrong house


Upon arrival, Morton and two other officers came under fire from a suspect, entered the home and were struck by gunfire.

As authorities investigate the fatal shooting of a Clinton police officer and the wounding of two other officers, audio from police scanners reveals a heartbreaking scene. It's not clear if Waters, 37, was living there. Police Officer Chris Morton this morning. One of the wounded officers is hospitalized with moderate injuries, and the other has minor injuries. Officer Nicholas Kasper suffered gunshot wounds. He was found dead early Wednesday in a Clinton home where the officers were shot hours earlier while trying to apprehend him.

The women in the house at the time were not injured and were taken into custody. Her bond was set at $25,000. It remains unclear how he died, Lowe said.

It's a sad day for the Clinton County officers as they lost a dear friend and colleague in a crossfire on March 6, 2018. Waters was the only person in the home.

"It's hard to put into words what you go through when you have an officer killed in the line of duty, and then to have it happen to a department after a short period of time, that's hard to wrap your head around", Lowe said Tuesday. But the fact is they were in the act of committing crimes within that house.

Lowe said, the injured officers were immediately rushed to a hospital for treatments, and it was later learned that they had sustained non-life threatening injuries.

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The Highway Patrol confirms the 911 about a domestic dispute with a woman screaming was actually from Windsor, about 20 miles away. He served stints in prison from October 2000 through November 2002, May 2003 through April 2008, July 2008 through October 2012, and May 2014 through last July, according to Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Garry Brix.

In November, Waters was arrested in Harrisonville for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance. The case was pending when he died. In August 2017, Gary Michael, was fatally shot after pulling over a driver for a traffic violation. Prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty.

Two other officers, who were not identified, were wounded in the shooting.

Ofc. Christopher Ryan Morton, 30, was an army veteran who served two tours and was a member of the Missouri Army National Guard. He had recently returned to full-time duty to replace a fallen officer.

Lowe spoke about the bravery of the Clinton Police Department and the community.

The Kansas City Royals tweeted shortly after learning of Morton's death.