Police say officer shot, wounded man in eastern Missouri

11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Monday, October 23 2017 Oct 23, 2017 Monday, October 23, 2017 7:21:00 AM CDT October 23, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

FARMINGTON (AP) — Authorities say police have shot and wounded an armed man while investigating a burglary at an eastern Missouri home.

KFVS-TV reports that reports that police went to the basement of a Farmington home after the owner told police that he had heard gunshots and believed someone was down there. Police say one officer heard the sound of ammunition being loaded into a weapon and ordered the suspect to come out with his hands up.

After hearing several shots in the basement, the officers left the house and took cover. Police then heard more shots and say the man was shot in the left side when he came through the front door holding a rifle.

The 29-year-old suspect was taken to a hospital and later booked into jail on $373,000 bond.

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