Shots Fired at Law Enforcement Following a Pursuit that Began in Cass County

On August 18, 2022, at approximately 12:07 am Deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle on 7 Highway, just north of Pleasant Hill.  The driver refused to stop his vehicle and a pursuit ensued.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol was able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device on 50 Highway near 291 Highway.  The suspect continued to travel through Raytown and into Kansas City.  The driver lost control of the vehicle at Blue Parkway, just west of Elmwood, in Kansas City Missouri.

Once the vehicle came to rest, the suspect fired several shots in the direction of the deputies.  No deputies were struck by the gunfire, and no law enforcement officers returned fire.  The suspect fled the scene on foot.  Multiple law enforcement agencies assisted in the search for the suspect..

Detectives with the Kansas City Police Department are investigating the shooting.  The suspect is not in custody at this time.