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Missouri state trooper, Carter County deputy shot

The trooper was released from the hospital, and the deputy is in stable condition.

August 16, 2019 - 1:38 pm
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VAN BUREN, Mo. (KMOX/AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a trooper and a deputy sheriff were hospitalized after being shot while serving an eviction notice in a rural area of the state. The trooper was released from the hospital, and the deputy is in stable condition at a St. Louis hospital, according to KFVS-TV Friday afternoon.

The shooting led to a standoff that continued through Friday afternoon. 

Just after 5 p.m., MSHP tweeted that the shooting suspect had exited the home and surrendered to a Highway Patrol SWAT team.

The shooting happened around 10 a.m. in Carter County in southern Missouri. Patrol spokesperson Sgt. Clark Parrott told KFVS-TV that the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Both officers were wearing protective vests. 

The deputy was shot in the leg, groin and chest. The trooper was shot in the shoulder and struck in his bulletproof vest. 

Carter County is about 150 miles southwest of St. Louis.