Police officer shoots Carrolton man while issuing citation

2 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, August 28 2016 Aug 28, 2016 Sunday, August 28, 2016 12:54:00 PM CDT August 28, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

CARROLLTON (AP) — An investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol is ongoing after a Carrollton police officer shot an armed man.

The shooting happened Saturday night as two officers were issuing a citation about a dog running loose.

The patrol says the man, 69-year-old David Blair, was unhappy about the citation and was carrying a handgun. Investigators say Blair was shot when he refused the officers' orders to drop the gun.

Blair was taken to the hospital and was in critical condition as of Sunday morning.

The patrol says the officer who shot Blair is a three-year veteran of the department. He and the other officer are on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure after an officer-involved shooting.

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