Suspect shoots officers in Poplar Bluff; both are OK
POPLAR BLUFF (AP) — A police detective and an official with the U.S. Marshals Service are recovering after being shot by a suspect in southeast Missouri.
KFVS-TV reports that the officers went to an apartment in Poplar Bluff Thursday to arrest a man wanted on a warrant. When the officers entered the apartment, the suspect began shooting.
Poplar Bluff detective Corey Mitchell was struck in the arm. He was taken to a hospital with what authorities describe as non-life-threatening injuries.
The Marshals Service officer's body armor stopped bullets from causing injury.
After the shootings the suspect barricaded himself inside the apartment with a woman. He surrendered after a short standoff. Formal charges have not been filed.
Poplar Bluff, with about 17,000 residents, is 190 miles south of St. Louis.