A 37-year-old Missouri man was shot by a police officer in Moberly around 1:30 p.m. on January 10 after police were called to a residence for a "keep the peace" request.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that a man at the residence, identified as Joseph Ritter of Moberly, began acting erratically and approached an officer with a knife in a threatening manner. Ritter was shot by the officer, then taken to University Medical Center in Columbia. The Patrol says Ritter is in serious but stable condition.

An investigation into the incident is underway by the Missouri Stat Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control.

Kurt Parsons

Press release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

At approximately 1:30 p.m., on January 10, 2017, a Moberly police officer was called for a “keep the peace” request at the residence of 406 West Carpenter Street in Moberly, Missouri.  While at the residence, a white male subject began acting erratically and approached the officer with a knife in a threatening manner.  The officer discharged his firearm and the subject was shot.

The suspect has been identified as Joseph Ritter, 37, of Moberly, Missouri.  Ritter was transported to the University Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri, where he is listed in serious but stable condition.  The Moberly police officer was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control.