State officials to give statement on fatal shooting of Clinton police officer

Cop shot dead, 2 others wounded, suspect found dead in home after standoff

One police officer is dead and two others are after a shooting Tuesday night.

Missouri State PolicePolice say James Waters, left, is dead after shooting and killing Clinton, Missouri Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton.

Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, 30, was fatally shot while trying to apprehend the suspect.

The patrol reports one of the wounded officers is hospitalized with moderate injuries and the other has minor injuries.

Lowe said that the Clinton County 911 call center received an emergency call at around 9:20 p.m. and over the phone, two women were appeared very scared and were screaming in the background. The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms its SWAT Team was also there.

Authorities say they found the suspect deceased inside the residence.

The officers got out of the home and crews took them to the hospital. "Our thoughts are with Officer Morton's family, the two officers who were injured, and the Clinton Police Department".

Morton had served as a reserve officer and full-time officer with the Clinton Police Department for three years. This is where Officer Gary Michael Jr. was shot and killed in the line of duty last summer.

He was a veteran of the Army National Guard and is survived by his parents and siblings.

Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler expressed grief for the fallen officer in a tweet.

At some point in time in that interaction they [police officers] were shot at by the suspect from inside the residence.

Clinton Police Officer Ryan Morton was killed in the line of duty after responding to a 911 call.

For many living in Clinton, they woke up on Wednesday in shock hearing that another officer was killed.

"It's just devastating", Henry County Sheriff Kent Oberkrom said.

Now, once again, Clinton officers will face the disgusting task of burying one of their own. In one era, they are called warriors.

"It's just another tragic event for this community and this police department", Sgt. Lowe said.

Sgt. Lowe said Morton had been with the department for a while. However, one officer died in the shooting.

The shooter was reportedly barricaded inside the home.

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