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Lincoln County Sheriff: Deputies shoot man armed with shotgun

7:36 AM, Apr 20, 2012   |    comments
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Troy, Mo (KSDK) -- A Lincoln County sheriff's deputy shot and injured a man who fired a shotgun at investigators Friday morning.

Lincoln County Sheriffs Office Major Kurt Venneman said Troy police officers and sheriff's deputies were called to a residence on South Camelot Drive around 2 a.m. for a 30-year-old man experiencing psychiatric abnormal behavior and who may be armed with a shotgun and threatening suicide.

The man confronted deputies and pointed a loaded shotgun at them, so they took cover and ordered him to drop the weapon.  Major Venneman said the man refused and fired at deputies, so they returned fire hitting the man.

The man was flown to an area hospital for medical attention.  He is expected to survive.

A Lincoln County deputy also suffered a non-life threatening injury.

Deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, which is routine for all officer-involved shootings.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol will investigate the shooting.

KSDK

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