Investigators Suspect Love Triangle in Deadly Marshfield Shooting


MARSHFIELD, Mo. — Authorities in Webster County are processing a home in Marshfield for evidence after discovering a body inside, and shooting and wounding a suspect. 

The Marshfield Police Department and the Webster County Sheriffs office responded to a home on North Mill Street just after 2:30 this morning.  When they got there, a man in his 30’s fired shots at officers.

Marshfield officers returned fire, hitting him once.  He barricaded himself in the house briefly before surrendering.  He was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police found the body of the other man inside the house, along with the woman who was injured.

While the investigation is still in the early stages, authorities tell KOLR10 News this may have involved a love triangle. 

Marshfield police Chief Doug Fannen says he discovered the woman in the backyard of the house, who turned out to be the wife of the suspect.  

She had a single gunshot wound to her leg. 

When police and the deputies began talking with the suspect in his basement. He claimed he had already killed one man and wasn’t going down easily. 

After a brief standoff, Chief Fannen was able to arrest him and have him taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. 

The man found dead inside is also believed to be in his 30’s. 

He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. 

Names of those involved have not been released.   The officer who shot the suspect has been put on routine administrative leave while the investigation is underway.

More information on this developing story will be posted as it becomes available.

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