- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man has been charged with assaulting an off-duty police officer outside her home in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City media outlets report the incident happened early Thursday. Twenty-eight-year-old Jon N. Garcia is charged with a count of first-degree assault.

The officer’s daughter told police that she woke up to the sound of someone pounding on the door of the home. She said her mother braced herself against the door and said she is an officer.

Court documents say Garcia threw the officer down a set of stairs before choking her. During the struggle, the officer shot Garcia in the leg and wounded her own hand.

Garcia remained in the hospital Thursday night. The officer underwent surgery.

It is not immediately clear if Garcia has an attorney.



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