The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that one man was shot by police and transported to University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. late last Thursday for his injuries. The man, who has not been identified by Troop F, survived the incident.
According to an official press release, the incident took place at around 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 29 as both the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Heritage Apartments complex near Trabue Drive in reference to a possible hostage situation.
A preliminary investigation revealed that upon arrival, officers made contact with a male subject inside an apartment who was armed with a shotgun.
The subject reportedly moved toward the officers with the gun and failed to obey their commands. The officers discharged their weapons and the subject sustained gunshot wounds. The subject was transported by Staff for Life to University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. for his injuries. No one else was injured.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the incident.