4 Men Charged With Wounding Kansas City-Area Police Officer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Four men are now charged in a home invasion robbery in suburban Kansas City that left a police officer critically injured.

Jackson County prosecutors on Thursday charged 28-year-old Joseph Wyatt and 27-year-old Ronar Santiago-Torres with assault on a law enforcement officer. They were charged earlier in the day with robbery and kidnapping. No attorneys are listed for them in online court records.

Prosecutors say they forced their way into an Independence home Wednesday and tried to rob the man who lived there. They fled when officers responded and Independence officer Thomas Wagstaff was shot during the ensuing confrontation. He remained in critical condition Thursday.

Two other people, 51-year-old Donald Nussbaum and 56-year-old James McChan, were charged Thursday with allegedly taking Wyatt and Santiago-Torres to the home to commit the crime.

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