Nov. 25, 2019

Man suspected of shooting deputy, trooper surrenders

by Jennifer Johnson (author's profile)


Man Suspected Of Shooting Deputy, Trooper Surrender

Van Buren, MO - Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and wounding two law enforcement officers has surrendered after a seven-hour stand off in Southern Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced around 5 PM Friday in a tweet that the stand off had ended.

Patrol Cpl. Dallas Thompson says it began when gunfire erupted as two troopers and a Carter County deputy were approaching a home to serve an eviction notice. The deputy who was hit in the leg, groin, and chest was pulled to safety by one of the troopers. He was flown to St. Louis for treatment of injuries that aren't considered life-threatening. The other trooper was shot in the shoulder and his bulletproof vest and was released from a hospital after receiving treatment.

The shooting came two days after six Philadelphia police officers were shot and wounded during a standoff.

As I said last week, we are dealing with copy cats. My question is what type of person are we dealing with in this situation? Why didn't the man pay his rent?

Well, he's getting ready to have a home—right in the people prison for a stupid crime that doesn't make any sense. No crime makes any sense. This man needs to be posted as the dumbest criminal. Another case of a gun in the wrong hand.

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