Suspect shot during Independence home invasion - KCTV5 News


Suspect shot during Independence home invasion

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A Raytown man has been charged in connection with a robbery of two men in their Independence home.

John D. Pierson, 26, faces first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary charges. Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000.

Police arrived at a home in the 800 block of South Park about 9:30 p.m. Saturday and found Pierson, suffering from a gunshot wound, inside the house.

Two men who were in the home when Pierson and another man came to the door. Police said they forced their way in and began punching and kicking the victims and asking about pills.

The victims said they were robbed of money and other valuables.

One of the victims was allowed to go into his bedroom and returned with a shotgun, firing one time and striking Pierson.

The other intruder fled and has not been found. He is described as being in his 30s, approximately 5'08" to 5'10" with a skinny build and was last seen wearing a dark colored, hooded sweatshirt.

Pierson is recovering in an area hospital. Both victims sustained minor injuries that were treated at the scene.

If anyone has any information, they are urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the Independence Police Department at 816-325-7852.

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