A 57-year-old man was killed in a confrontation with Warrensburg police on Thursday. Officers were serving a search warrant at a home in the 400 block of 9th Street Terrace when the suspect reportedly fired a shotgun at members of a special operations team, according to a press release from the Warrensburg Police Department. Officers exchanged fire, killing the suspect. The man was wanted on drug-related and firearms charges. The suspect’s name has not been released. Police Chief Bruce Howey declined an interview request. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is assisting in the investigation.
Press Release from the Warrensburg Police Department
At approximately 10:50PM April 18th, the Warrensburg Police Department Special Emergency Operations Team (SERT) went to a residence located at 406 9th Street Terrace to serve a search warrant for narcotics, narcotics paraphernalia and firearms. As officers entered the residence to serve the warrant they encountered a 57 year old white male armed with a shotgun. This individual fired a shotgun blast at the SERT team officers. One officer on the SERT team returned fire killing the suspect. The Warrensburg Police Department requested the Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate the officer involved shooting.