The other two injured officers were transported to a hospital for treatment for gunshot wounds.
"I am sorry for your loss".
Morton's body was retrieved from the home by a tactical team and a SWAT team, who around 12:10 a.m. Wednesday went back in for the suspect, Lowe said.
"To enter a residence like that and sustain the amount of gunfire that they took on, they were heroic in their actions", Lowe said.
Officer: "Morton, can you make it out a window?"
Officers from the Clinton Police Department, Henry County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to the scene during the incident.
The two women heard arguing in the 911 call were not in any way connected to the Clinton home, Lowe said.
The patrol says shots were fired at the officers soon after they arrived at the home at around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday afternoon, authorities said a woman inside that home had been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intention to distribute. Most recently Waters had been arrested in November 2017 for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.
The 30-year-old is from Knob Noster, Mo., approximately 70 miles or an hour and 15 minute drive east from the metro.
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"It's a small department", Sgt. Bill Lowe said, according to Fox News. Once inside, the suspect surprised officers firing multiple shots with a semi-automatic rifle hitting three officers.
As authorities investigate the fatal shooting of a Clinton police officer and the wounding of two other officers, audio from police scanners reveals a heartbreaking scene. He attended Knob Noster High School and later studied at the University of Central Missouri.
Waters fatally shot Morton and wounded Bettencourt, who remains in stable condition. They are looking into why officers were dispatched to a second location.
The Missouri Department of Corrections says Waters served stints in prison from October 2000 through November 2002, May 2003 through April 2008, July 2008 through October 2012 and May 2014 through last July. The officers then engaged the suspect.
"Our community has lost another public servant due to a police officer involved shooting".
"We urge everyone to please avoid the area as the shooter is still barricaded inside the residence", the fire department said in a statement. Upon arrival, at some point in the time where they approached the house, they were shot at.
It is not known what kind of weapon the shooter used.
This shooting came less than a year after another Clinton police officer was killed.