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Independence man charged after shot by police while fleeing from arrest

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Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd filed charges against Jeffery S. Brown on Tuesday after Brown was taken into custody on Monday following a two-hour manhunt. (Platte County Jail) Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd filed charges against Jeffery S. Brown on Tuesday after Brown was taken into custody on Monday following a two-hour manhunt. (Platte County Jail)
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A 23-year-old Independence man has been charged with multiple crimes after he was shot by a police officer while fleeing from his arrest.

Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd filed charges against Jeffery S. Brown on Tuesday after Brown was taken into custody on Monday following a two-hour manhunt.

According to court documents, Northmoor Police Chief Kelly Clark detained Brown relating to fraudulent activity occurring in Northmoor. 

Brown was handcuffed behind his back and placed in the front seat of Clark’s Crown Victoria patrol vehicle.  Clark left his car running and went into Northland Pawn for further investigation. 

While Clark was inside the business, Brown somehow was able to get his handcuffed arms in front of him and moved to the driver’s seat.  Brown then placed the vehicle into reverse and started to back out of the parking spot. 

As Brown was backing the vehicle, Clark left the business and approached the vehicle, at which time Brown placed the vehicle into drive, and accelerated in the direction of Clark.

Clark drew his duty pistol and fired two rounds into the vehicle, which continued to drive eastward, through the parking lot.

The vehicle left the parking lot, and continued east on Northwest Vivion Road, where it hit a utility pole and came to rest in the westbound lane of Vivion Road. 

Brown fled the vehicle on foot and ran north with a Riverside police officer behind him in a patrol vehicle.  After a two-hour manhunt, Brown was apprehended. 

Brown was transported to North Kansas City Hospital for his injuries, which included a gunshot wound to the arm.

Brown is charged with the felonies of escape from custody, resisting arrest, tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree, and leaving the scene of an accident.

He is being held in the Platte County Jail in lieu of a $75,000 cash only bond.

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