SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation near Republic Road around 10:50 p.m. Friday, December 10.  

The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and drove off the roadway onto East Amory Court in Springfield.  

The driver was armed with a shotgun and fired at the trooper. The trooper was struck and sustained serious injuries. The trooper returned fire and the suspect fled on foot.  

The trooper was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition, according to the report.  

During the investigation, Justin M. Jackman, 37, of Bolivar was identified as a person of interest and at approximately 7:25 a.m. on December 11, Jackman was located.  

Jackman was transported to the Greene County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.  

The Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged Jackman with:  

  • First-degree assault  
  • Armed criminal action 
  • Felony possession of a firearm 
  • Resisting arrest 

Jackman is being held without bond.  

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is investigating the incident.  

This is an ongoing investigation.