INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed charges against a suburban Kansas City man accused of lunging at police with a screwdriver before an officer shot and wounded him.
James Brisbin,26, of Independence, was charged Monday with second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action. Bond is set at $50,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
Prosecutors said in a news release that the shooting happened Friday after officers responded to a report that a man was hitting a woman. The release says Brisbin reached into a backpack and grabbed a screwdriver when officers approached. The release says he ignored orders to drop the screwdriver before he was shot.
Brisbin was taken to a hospital for treatment. He has past burglary and assault convictions.