Missouri officer dies after being shot responding to call

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (WDAF & AP) – Authorities say a Missouri police officer who was still in training after graduating from the police academy in July has died after being shot by a wanted man who opened fire on officers and was also killed.

The Independence Police Department announced late Wednesday that 22-year-old Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans died following the Wednesday morning shooting.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says two officers went to a residence in Independence in response to a call to dispatch and were met by a man who fired a handgun at them. Police say Madrid-Evans was shot and the other officer returned fire.

The highway patrol says the man who fired at the officers, later identified as 33-year-old Cody L. Harrison, of Gladstone, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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