Identifying Suspects in Violent Assault on E. Independence Blvd: CMPD Seeks Community Aid

Charlotte, North Carolina – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is reaching out to the community for assistance in identifying suspects involved in a violent assault on East Independence Boulevard. The incident took place recently and has prompted a call for community cooperation to bring those responsible to justice. Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding the … Read more

Tragic Double Murder in Independence: Officer and Civil Process Server Shot While Evicting Resident

INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI – Tragedy struck in Independence on Thursday afternoon when an Independence Police Officer and a Civil Process Server were fatally shot while attempting an eviction at a residence near N. Elsea Smith Road and East Bundschu Road. The community was left reeling from the shocking incident. The victims, identified as 35-year-old Cody Allen, … Read more

Shooting in Independence Raises Questions About Mass Shooting Definition, Research Groups Weigh In

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Authorities in Independence are investigating Thursday’s fatal shooting that left multiple victims. While some initial reports labeled it a mass shooting, research groups have varying definitions of what constitutes such an event. According to the Gun Violence Archive, a mass shooting is defined as an incident in which four or more people … Read more

Fatal Shooting by Independence Police Under Investigation: Man Killed in Armed Disturbance

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Police officers in Independence, Missouri, shot and killed a man after responding to a report of an armed disturbance at a residence late Thursday afternoon. According to Officer Jack Taylor, a department spokesman, the officers were dispatched to the 700 block of North Frandsen Road around 4:40 p.m. after receiving reports of … Read more

Fatal Police Shooting Outside Independence Residence Shocks Community

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – A man was fatally shot by police outside a residence in Independence on Thursday afternoon. According to reports, officers responded to a disturbance call at the location. The man, who has not been identified, was reportedly armed and police said he refused to comply with their orders. The situation escalated, leading to … Read more