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State Trooper Shoots Suspect

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after an officer-involved shooting Monday morning in Daviess County near Pattonsburg.

Posted: Mar 19, 2018 1:54 PM

(DAVIESS COUNTY, Mo.) The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after an officer-involved shooting Monday morning in Daviess County near Pattonsburg.


Investigators said the shooting involved a trooper.

According to the Highway Patrol, the trooper spotted a vehicle on I-35 matching the description of a vehicle used in a theft at a home in Ridgeway, Mo. earlier in the morning.

The trooper attempted to stop the suspect but the vehicle exited off the Interstate before crashing into a ditch.

Troopers say the driver then fled on foot and opened fire on the trooper. The trooper fired back striking the suspect.

The suspect was taken to the hospital. The extent of the injuries are not known at this time.

The trooper was not hurt.

A passenger in the vehicle also fled the scene but was taken into custody.

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