Baxter Springs Police Investigate Shooting Monday


Authorities tell us this is an isolated incident they are investigating

(BAXTER SPRINGS, KS) — Baxter Springs Police tell us they are investigating a shooting that occurred inside a private vehicle at 2800 Military Ave. 

Monday evening Baxter Springs Police were present at the McDonald’s parking lot.  An officer was talking with a 37-year-old female who was distraught. The female was inside a vehicle. And it was known she had a gun. 

EMS staged the area as they would in any crisis situation. Meaning they were on stand-by just outside the immediate area. 

Authorities are still investigating to determine what transpired leading up to officers arriving. 

While the officer was talking with the female she suffered a self-inflicted gunshot inside the vehicle. 

EMS were dispatched immediately to the scene offer life-saving measures. 

5:45 PM the female was transported Priority 1 to Freeman Hospital in Joplin where her condition is unknown. 

Baxter Springs PD want everyone to know this was an isolated incident. Police were present when it occurred. 

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More information will be released when appropriate. This is a continuing investigation by Baxter Springs Police. 

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