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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Officer-involved shooting at Missouri Walmart

Occurred March 12, 2013.

Undercover police officers witnessed a disturbance in the parking lot of a Walmart in Joplin, Missouri.  When they confronted the suspects, the suspects tried to run them over, and the officers shot and wounded the vehicle occupants.

From an article:
Two suspects are in custody at the Joplin City Jail following a late night officer involved shooting which occured at the 15th Street Walmart. Two Joplin Police officers were conducting an undercover anti-theft detail Tuesday night just before 11:00, when they observed a disturbance in the parking lot. 
One of the suspects fled on foot. As the officers pursued the suspect, a male and female involved in the disturbance were in a pickup truck and attempted to run over one of the officers. The officer fired shots at the vehicle, striking the two occupants. The truck fled the scene. 
Joplin Police Lt. Brian Lewis says, "The truck was stopped by a Duquesne officer at 9th and Range Line. At that point they were taken into custody. Both suspects received injuries from the gun shot wounds. They were treated; they were not life threatening."
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UPDATE (3/14/13):  The two suspects have been identified.  From an article:
John Gage, 24, of Joplin, has been charged with the assault of a law enforcement officer. Tyeler Whetstone, 22, was also arrested and charged with possession with the intent to sell illegal drugs. .... 
Both received injuries from the gun shots. Gage was shot in the shoulder and a shot struck Whetstone in the finger.