MSHP: Suspect struck after exchange of gunfire with officer in Webster County

Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 11:02 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2020 at 1:20 PM CST
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WEBSTER COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating an exchange of gunfire Thursday night in Webster County, leading to an officer striking a suspect.

According to Webster County Sheriff Roy Cole, it happened Thursday night off Highway B, just north of Rogersville. Deputies initially responded to a domestic dispute call.

Webster County deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers surrounded a home for several hours after a man barricaded himself in the home with a weapon. MSHP says the subject inside the home refused to cooperate with the deputies on scene.

After several hours of attempted negotiations, the man exited his residence with a semi-automatic style weapon and fired at the officers, according to MSHP. In response, at least one law enforcement officer returned fire, striking the suspect.

The suspect was struck, then sent to a Springfield hospital. He is believed to be in serious, but stable condition.

The Webster County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol are investigating the incident, along with outside agencies in the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office

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