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Charges filed after North Kansas City officer is injured in altercation with suspect wielding flare gun

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A North Kansas City police officer was injured during an altercation with a suspect near the Sunny Hills Apartments near Orleans Circle and Quebec. 

The incident happened at about 4 p.m. when police went to the area looking for a man who was wanted for threatening a store clerk at QuikTrip.

When police arrived, the 28-year-old suspect ran away and into a tent. 

The officers tried to remove him from the tent after the foot chase and he fired a flare gun at the officers, which hit a sergeant in the head and caused a "severe laceration injury."

Officers returned fire, then the suspect ran and jumped into a ravine. There, officers were able to take him into custody. 

Major Kevin Freeman said on Thursday that the officer suffered serious injuries, but that they were non-life-threatening. "He was transported to a local hospital in good condition," according to a press release from the Kansas City Police Department.

 Police said the suspect is homeless, had been taken into custody, and was not injured during the incident. 

The suspect, Jeremy C. Bowles, was charged on Friday with felony first-degree assault, armed criminal action, and resisting arrest.

The authorities are continuing to investigate the aggravated assault on the officers.

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