Active Shooter Situation In Clinton, Missouri, One Officer Killed, Two Injured

One Clinton police officer killed two others hurt in shooting

Morton was featured in a Mother's Day greeting video while he was in Kandahar, shared by the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service.

Morton was an Army veteran who had been deployed twice, serving as a bridge crew member and radio communications manager in Afghanistan.

He was honored at a Royals game in June 2014, and presented Jeremy Guthrie with a U.S. flag that was flown during his deployment. The patrol described Morton in a tweet as having served with "distinction".

This story has been corrected to reflect that it was an officer, but not the dispatcher, who was urging the dying officer to "stay with us". Once inside, the suspect surprised officers firing multiple shots with a semi-automatic rifle hitting three officers. "Our thoughts are with his family today", the Royals said. He joined the Clinton Police Department in 2015, then left in early 2017 for a job at the VA in Kansas City. He claims he's self-employed and a graduate of Westport High School.

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At approximately 9:20 p.m. on March 6, the Clinton County 911 call center received a call with two women frantically screaming in the background, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe told reporters at a news conference. "He came back to the department after Officer Michael was shot and killed". The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms its SWAT Team was also there. The cops retreated, with the wounded taken to a hospital, before a SWAT team entered the home shortly after midnight.

One officer was fatally shot inside the home, he said.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Clinton Police Department and the Henry County Sheriff's Department continue to investigate.

Officers made contact with Tammy Widger, Clinton, when they arrived on scene. Many officers engaged in a shootout. They entered the home in an attempt to help the woman who called 911 and apprehend the shooter.

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The identities of the three officers are being withheld pending the notification of the next-of-kin. Upon arrival, at some point in the time where they approached the house, they were shot at. Widger had sold drugs out of the home previously but it was not clear Wednesday if the officers' shooting was directly related to a drug crime, Shields said. However, authorities were later able to determine that the placed call did not originate from that location, but rather one in Windsor, about 15 miles away, Lowe said.

It is not known what kind of weapon the shooter used.

This is where Officer Gary Michael Jr. was shot and killed in the line of duty last summer.

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