The Missouri State Highway Patrol says law enforcement officers shot a man Thursday in Webster County after the man fired at them.
The injured man was transported to the hospital in serious condition, according to a news release from the patrol. No officers were hit.
The news release says Webster County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to a home on Highway B near Rogersville on Thursday afternoon to serve a man with a temporary order of protection.
The man against whom the order of protection had been filed refused to come out of the home for several hours, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol was called in to assist Webster County deputies, according to the release.
The release says the man, whose name has not yet been released, eventually came out of the home and fired at officers, who then returned fire and shot him.
Trooper Samuel Carpenter, spokesperson for the highway patrol, said both highway patrol troopers and Webster County deputies shot at the man.
The case is being investigated by the highway patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control in addition to the Sheriffs’ Critical Incident Team, which consists of members of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the Webster County Sheriff’s Office.