Suspect in serious condition after Webster County officer-involved shooting

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Rev Steve Heather KOLR

ROGERSVILLE, Mo.- Four law enforcement agencies are investigating an officer-involved shooting from Thursday afternoon.

According to Webster County Sheriff Roye Cole, deputies responded to a domestic incident at a home on Highway B just north of Rogersville around 3 p.m.

A press release states deputies were trying to serve an ex parte when the subject refused to cooperate with deputies and barricaded himself in the home. Sheriff Cole says a long standoff took place and the suspect came out holding an AR-15 and fired at officers.

The deputies returned fire and shot the suspect.

The Sheriff says the suspect was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition; no officers were injured in the shooting.

Sheriff Cole says this is a “highly volatile and dangerous situation,” and the investigation is still on-going.

The four agencies investigating are the Greene, Lawrence, Webster County Sheriff’s Offices and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the four agencies are part of a Sheriffs’ Critical Incident Team.

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