Missouri policeman killed in shootout; suspect also dies

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Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, a 30-year-old who had served in the Army, was fatally shot while trying to apprehend the suspect. Christopher Morton had left the Clinton Police Department and then returned to the force after Officer Michael's death.

Around the time of 12:10 a.m. March 7, 2018, the S.W.A.T. team entered the premises, but when they looked inside, they found that the shooting suspect was already dead. According to CNN, the two other officers are in stable condition and are being treated for gunshot wounds, one in the arm and the other in the shoulder.

According to the Highway Patrol, Morton served with as a full-time police officer with the Clinton force from February 12, 2015 until January 10, 2017.

Collin Stosberg said Clinton officers responded to the report of a disturbance. "They will forge on, but they will need help along the way".

"Officer Christopher Morton put his life on the line in service to his community and our nation, and we are deeply saddened by his loss", Blunt said. "It's one of those things that we realize can happen, but when it does happen, it definitely hits home".

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Officials said they aren't sure whether the gunman died from police gunfire or a self-inflicted wound.

In a phone interview with Scripps station KSHB in Kansas City just after 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Toliver said she could hear gun shots around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday.

The cops after being fired at, began to engage in fire and planned to make a move towards the inside of the house, where the shooter had hidden himself. "Our thoughts are with Officer Morton's family, the two officers who were injured, and the Clinton Police Department". "We will be speaking with them right away".

Our heartfelt condolences to the Clinton, MO Police Department who had another one of their officers killed in the line of duty overnight.

When Harley Graff heard about the shooting death of a police officer in Clinton late Tuesday, he looked to find out if it was an officer he knew. "They've endured a lot and they are going to endure more".

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