A 39-year-old Madison man is hospitalized with serious injuries following an altercation with Monroe County Sheriff's deputies and Monroe City Police officers early Friday morning. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department was called just after midnight about a suspect who was allegedly trying to break into a vehicle with a hatchet in Madison, Missouri. The Patrol says deputies followed the suspect to Paris, Missouri, where he was carrying a hatchet and metal bat. The suspect reportedly threatened officers, then entered a local grocery store.

A canine unit from the Monroe City Police Department was called to the scene and officers entered the business in an attempt to apprehend the man, later identified as Kevin Marshall of Madison. Police say that Marshall attacked a Monroe County deputy. During the altercation, a Monroe City officer and Monroe County deputy reportedly fired at Marshall, who was struck and taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. The deputy received minor injuries from the suspect and was taken by private vehicle to the University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Kurt Parsons

Press release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

At approximately 12:03 a.m., on August 19, 2016, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a white male attempting to break into a vehicle using a hatchet in Madison, Missouri. When a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived at the scene the suspect was not immediately located. While on scene, the deputy observed the suspect in a vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle failed to yield to the deputy and a pursuit ensued, eastbound on U.S. Highway 24. A short time later the pursuit was terminated near Paris, Missouri. At approximately 1:05 a.m., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department observed the suspect walking southbound on Missouri 15, in Paris, Missouri. The suspect was observed to be carrying a hatchet and a flashlight secured to a metal bat. The suspect approached Monroe County deputies in a threatening manner, refused officers demands and walked to Hickman’s IGA where he gained entry into the business. A Monroe City Police Department canine unit was called to the scene and officers entered the business in an effort to take the suspect into custody. While inside the business the suspect attacked a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy and during the scuffle a Monroe City police officer and a Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy fired their duty weapons toward the suspect. The suspect was struck at least twice and was taken to the University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, with serious injuries. The suspect has been identified as Kevin D. Marshall, 39, of Madison, Missouri. A Monroe County Deputy received minor injuries from the suspect during the attack and was transported by a private vehicle to the University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

A news conference regarding the incident will be held at the Monroe County Courthouse in Paris, Missouri, at 9:30 a.m. on August 19, 2016.

The incident is being investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control.