A shooting in Kansas City's Westport district has left members of the Lee's Summit Police Department reeling today.
The shooting took place at Californos restaurant in Westport. Investigators said LSPD Officer Thomas Orr Jr was an innocent bystander in the fatal shooting. A second victim, an as of yet unamed female, was also injured and treated at an area hospital.
LSPD released a statement this morning.
"The men and women of the Lee’s Summit Police Department are mourning the death of Officer Thomas Orr. Officer Orr was off duty and killed in a shooting in Westport Sunday evening. Officer Orr had been with the LSPD since March of 2015 and he was currently assigned as a School Resource Officer at a middle school. Prior to joining LSPD, Officer Orr worked for the Marshall, Missouri Police Department. The LSPD is working with investigators with Kansas City Police Department to generate leads and bring Officer Orr’s killer to justice."
Orr was a resource officer at Bernard Campbell Middle School in Lee's Summit. The Lee's Summit R-7 School District released the following statement this morning.
"We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of Officer Orr. During his brief time as a school resource officer at Bernard Campbell Middle School, he impressed our staff with his positive attitude and his focus on students. In just three short days with students last week, he was already making connections and building rapport."
LSPD Chief Travis Forbes made series of statements via Twitter on Monday morning.