An Independence, MO, police officer was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after being shot while responding to a burglary call Wednesday morning, reports KCTV.
The officer was reported down at about 10 a.m.
Authorities say police interrupted a burglary in the 3600 block of S Delaware Avenue. The suspects ran from the scene and were pursued by police. The chase ended near 23rd Street and Cedar Avenue.
Independence police say the police officer is in critical condition and remains in surgery as of Wednesday afternoon.
Police do have two suspects in custody.