- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - Prosecutors have filed charges against a suburban Kansas City man accused of lunging at police with a screwdriver before an officer shot and wounded him.

Twenty-six-year-old James Brisbin, of Independence, was charged Monday with second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action. Bond is set at $50,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Prosecutors said in a news release that the shooting happened Friday after officers responded to a report that a man was hitting a woman. The release says Brisbin reached into a backpack and grabbed a screwdriver when officers approached. The release says he ignored orders to drop the screwdriver before he was shot.

Brisbin was taken to a hospital for treatment. He has past burglary and assault convictions.


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