Suspect Shoots 2 Missouri Deputies During Gun Battle Outside Gas Station

Holly Matkin

A gun battle erupted between an armed suspect and Franklin County sheriff's deputies on Saturday night.

Villa Ridge, MO – Two Franklin County sheriff’s deputies were shot during a gun battle with an armed suspect on Saturday night.

The incident began at approximately 9:40 p.m., when a Franklin County deputy attempted to stop a blue 2007 Honda CRV near Highway 100 and Interstate 44, the sheriff’s office said in a press release early Sunday morning.

The unnamed driver refused to pull over, leading officers on a chase that ended in a Burger King/Petro-Mart parking lot on Highway AT, according to The Missourian.

The suspect came to a stop and jumped out of his vehicle, then began shooting at two deputies who pulled into the lot behind him, police said.

On deputy was shot in the shoulder and the arm.

The second deputy was also shot in the shoulder.

Both deputies immediately returned fire, hitting their attacker and ending the shootout, The Missourian reported.

The gunman was rushed to a local hospital, and his condition has not been released.

The wounded deputies were transported to the hospital and are expected to recover.

Multiple bullet holes were visible in the windshield of one of at least one of the patrol vehicles, KSDK video footage showed.

The Missouri State Division of Drug and Crime Control is handling the ongoing investigation into the officer-involved shooting, as per protocol, the sheriff’s office said in the release.

Comments (13)
DR226
DR226

Why rush him to the hospital, should have taken this POC on a tour of the city before the ER. Best wishes for the officers full recovery.

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DR226
DR226

Why rush this POS to the hospital, should've given him a tour of the city first. Best wishes for the officers full recovery.

BD54
BD54

So his family can't sue.

Timothyhuesman
Timothyhuesman

Prayers for a speedy recovery for the officers

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Prayers to the officers, to bad that piece of shit didn’t bleed out at the scene, I wish Paramedics and Hospital staff would change their policies so we don’t have to pay for their 3 for free and let the family have a chance to sue! 🖕🏼 Them

DrJeep
DrJeep

The officers should have kept shooting until his last breath was taken in. Prayers for a speedy recovery to the officers. IMHO, more officers need to start taking these filths lives. That will start a trend with them.

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

FUCK EM LET HIM DIE ON THE FILTHY STREET LIKE THE SCUM BAG THAT HE IS !!!!!

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

That's when you wish you had Jaws 2 bullets. Get well soon Brothers

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Thoughts and prayers for the Officers, their families, and their law enforcement families.


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