Burglary suspect shot in Jackson County

A burglary suspect was wounded by gunfire Thursday afternoon when a home break-in was interrupted in Jackson County north of Oak Grove.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said two people were in custody, including the injured female who was dropped off at a hospital after the incident.

Two people were reportedly burglarizing a home in the 40200 block of East Campbell Road about 4 p.m. Thursday when they were confronted by a relative of the homeowner, according to the sheriff’s office. As the intruders were leaving in a vehicle, they attempted to strike the relative with the vehicle and he shot towards them.

A deputy spotted the vehicle in the area of Interstate 70 and Missouri 291, and after a short pursuit, the male driver was arrested.

About the same time, deputies learned that a female was at a hospital with a gunshot wound. Sheriff’s officials determined that she was involved in the burglary.

Sheriff’s officials said her injuries were non-life threatening. Deputies are continuing to investigate.