By BRENT MARTIN
St. Joseph Post
A man shot and wounded by a St. Joseph police officer remains hospitalized and has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon.
The St. Joseph Police Department says an officer shot and wounded 32-year-old Cody Calvin of St. Joseph after he pointed a gun at officers.
Interim Police Chief Dave Hart says officers responded to the call about an armed man in the Altec parking lot off Riverside Road.
“Our officers responded just before midnight on a report of a man threatening the employees of Altec with a weapon,” Hart tells host Barry Birr on the KFEQ Hotline. “Upon officers’ arrival, the subject threatened our officers with the weapon and they were forced to fire upon the subject. He was struck. None of our officers were injured. The suspect is currently still at Mosaic being treated.”
Hart says the officer has been taken off patrol duty and placed on administrative leave. Hart says that is department protocol after an officer is involved in a shooting.
Hart says the Missouri State Highway Patrol has been called in to investigate the shooting.
“We want to be transparent with the community and let them know that this is getting an objective look,” according to Hart. “So, that’s our normal procedure now. As that progresses forward and as we’re able to release more information, we’ll absolutely get that out to everyone.”
The officer who shot Calvin has not yet been identified. The officer is described as a four-year veteran of the force.
Calvin was taken to Mosaic Life Care after the shooting, admitted in critical condition.