INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – A suspect is in custody, after an Independence Police Officer was shot while responding to a disturbance last night.

Accident

Accident

Police say the officer suffered non-life threatening injuries around 7:20 Wednesday, at the Deluxe Inn on 40 Highway. Officers were sent to a disturbance involving an assault when someone in the hotel room fired the shot that struck the officer. The officer is at an area hospital and expected to recover.

Charges have yet to be filed on the suspect.