An officer-involved shooting is being investigated in Barry County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Aurora Police Department notified Troop D of a pursuit involving one of their officers and a possible stolen vehicle around 2:20 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31.

After the suspect turned down a private lane, the officer stopped and exited his vehicle. The suspect reportedly turned around and drove toward the officer when the officer discharged his weapon.

The officer took the suspect into custody and rendered first aid until medical personnel arrived. The subject was transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for treatment of serious injuries; the officer was uninjured.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

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News release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

At approximately 2:19 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, the Aurora Police Department notified Troop D of a pursuit involving one of their officers and a possible stolen vehicle. The pursuit continued into Barry County onto County Road 1165 near McDowell, Missouri. After the subject turned down a private lane, the officer stopped and exited his vehicle. The subject turned around and was driving toward the officer when the officer discharged his weapon striking the subject. The officer took the subject into custody and rendered first aid until medical personnel arrived. The subject was transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for treatment of serious injuries; the officer was uninjured. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control is investigating the incident at the request of the Aurora chief of police.