Jackson County prosecutors Thursday charged Secundo A. Williams with assaulting and fleeing an Independence police officer who later shot him.

Jackson County prosecutors Thursday charged Secundo A. Williams with assaulting and fleeing an Independence police officer who later shot him.

Williams, 32, of Independence, was charged with felony second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, first-degree tampering and resisting a lawful stop.

On Jan. 11, the officer attempted to pull over a mini van Williams was driving on Osage Street. The vehicle came up stolen from Fairway, Kan.

Williams didn’t stop for the officer. He gunned the van down south Osage, zipping down the street around 50 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to court records.

The chase lasted about one-half mile. The mini van abruptly stopped in the middle of Osage near Gudgell Avenue.

Williams jumped from the van and took off into a backyard of a house.

The officer followed. The officer pulled out his Taser stun gun. He deployed the device at the suspect.

The Taser shot apparently missed or didn’t get into his body enough to be effective, according to the records.

Williams told the officer “...I have a gun.” He then reached toward his waistband with his right hand.

The officer tossed aside the Taser and reached for his handgun. He ordered Williams to turn away, but the suspect refused, according to the documents.

Believing his life was in danger, the officer fired multiple rounds at Williams. The suspect crumbled to the ground.

Williams was taken to Centerpoint Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman said Thursday that Williams came to the outpatient care center but was never admitted as  a patient.

Currently, Williams is in custody on $250,000 bond. He had his first appearance at Jackson County Circuit Court on Thursday.

Officers found a 9 1/2 inch hunting knife, a package of cigarettes containing drugs, a glass crack pipe. Inside the van, officers found a 6.25-caliber handgun between the driver’s seat and the console. The gun wasn’t loaded.

Two other people were inside the van but have not been charged.

Police and court records didn’t reveal the name of the officer. Police have said the officer is a 10-year veteran in law enforcement. The officer was on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, which is still ongoing.