Sheriff's Office investigating Excelsior Springs Police officer-involved shooting

Sheriff's Office investigating Excelsior Springs Police officer-involved shooting


UPDATE, Oct. 2: The suspect is now deceased. He is identified as 65-year-old Carl J. Carrel, a white male from Excelsior Springs.

The officer remains in stable condition but requires additional surgeries.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.


The Excelsior Springs Police Department requested the Clay County Sheriff's Office investigate an officer-involved shooting with Excelsior Springs Police officers. 

The initial investigation indicates two EPSD officers located a suspect they knew to have a warrant for assault on a law enforcement officer at about 5 p.m. Oct. 1 in the parking lot of the Price Chopper located at Kearney and Crown Hill roads in Excelsior Springs. The officers tried to stop the suspect in the parking lot, but he pulled out onto Kearney Road. 

The ESPD officers, who were in two separate police vehicles, boxed the suspect in with one vehicle in front of the suspect’s, and one behind the suspect’s in an attempt to stop him. At that point, the suspect fired at the officer in the vehicle in front of him, striking the officer in the shoulder and wrist. The officer in the vehicle behind the suspect then fired at the suspect, striking him in the head. Both the officer and the suspect who were struck were transported to an area hospital. The officer has non-life-threatening injuries, and the suspect has life-threatening injuries.

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