Monday, November 16, 2009

Man who assaulted officers this morning (11/16) is charged

At about 1:30 a.m. today, Nov. 16, officers stopped a car at Anderson and Wheeling. The driver fled on foot, and officers pursued him. The driver then ran back to his car and attempted to strike one of the officers with his vehicle. The officer fired shots at the suspect. The suspect vehicle continued to Independence and Wilson, where officers were out of their cars. The suspect again drove his car at officers in an attempt to strike them. Officers fired shots at the suspect. The suspect continued east on Independence Ave. until his car was disabled at Independence Ave. and Manchester. The suspect was taken into custody.

He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old John I. Battaglia of Kansas City, Mo. He is charged with assault of a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action. His bond is $250,000 cash.

No officers were injured in the incident.

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