Highway Patrolman, Sheriff’s Deputy Shot in Carter County

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a trooper and a deputy sheriff have been hospitalized after being shot while serving an eviction notice in the Van Buren area.

The shooting led to a standoff that’s still ongoing Friday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 10 a.m. in Carter County. A patrol spokesman. Sgt. Clark Parrott, said the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Both officers were wearing protective vests.

The deputy was shot in the leg, groin and chest. The trooper was shot in the shoulder and struck in his bulletproof vest.

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