Jasper County Police Officer Shot

This is a developing story will update when more information is released:

Thursday afternoon while investigating a stolen vehicle at 5206 Gerbitz Rd. A Jasper County Police Officer was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital. S.W.A.T is on scene. The police have several procedures that are going through at this moment to ensure safety of everyone in the area.

MoDOT Emergency Response vehicle blocking Travis Acers Rd.

Description of subject- Bald white male and has tattoos.

All local media is set up Cavary Chapel parking lot will bring updates from police as it is released.

Heavy police presence in the area.

Missouri Highway Patrol

Multiple Jasper County Sheriff’s

Mets Emergency vehicles



Mugshot of Kenneth Ashburn FEB 2019

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office released the preliminary autopsy on Kenneth T. Ashburn, the suspect in the officer involved shooting in Jasper County on September 12th

An autopsy was conducted. The preliminary autopsy suggest Ashburn died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head. The investigation into this incident by the Missouri State Highway Patrol is ongoing .

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