Man suspected of shooting deputy, trooper surrenders

VAN BUREN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and wounding two law enforcement officers has surrendered after a seven-hour standoff in southern Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced around 5 p.m. Friday in a Tweet that the standoff had ended. Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. Dallas Thompson says it began when gunfire erupted as two troopers and a Carter County deputy were approaching the front porch of a home to serve an eviction notice. The deputy was hit in the leg, groin and chest. One of the troopers was shot in the shoulder and his bulletproof vest.

The second trooper wasn’t hit and pulled the deputy to safety. The deputy was flown to St. Louis, but his injuries aren’t considered life-threatening. The injured trooper was treated at a hospital and released.

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