A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper and a Carter County Sheriff’s Deputy were reportedly “ambushed” and shot while serving an eviction notice in the rural town of Van Buren Friday morning, during a standoff that lasted several hours. One suspect has been taken into custody stemming from the incident.
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) announced on Twitter that the two officers “were ambushed by a gunman from inside a residence” and that “both officers were wounded and are hospitalized.”
According to ABC News, the deputy — who was hit in the leg, groin and chest —was airlifted from the scene, and the trooper was treated at a hospital and has been released. Both officers are expected to survive their injuries.
After a seven hour standoff, the suspect inside the residence surrendered to law enforcement peacefully.
The standoff in Missouri comes two days after a standoff in Philadelphia which left six officers wounded from gunfire while trying to serve a drug warrant.
In June, a Missouri police officer was shot and killed in North St. Louis County while responding to a call about someone trying to cash a bad check. Officer Michael Langsdorf, 40, left behind two children and a fiancé. He had been in law enforcement for 17 years.