Authorities say central Missouri deputies have shot and wounded a fleeing motorist during an exchange of gunfire.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a news release that the chase started Monday morning when a Randolph County deputy tried to pull a sport utility vehicle over for careless driving. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the highway patrol eventually stopped the SUV with a tire deflation device.

The patrol says the driver took off running and shot at the deputies who chased him.

The release said the deputies returned fire and hit the fleeing suspect at least two times. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. His name wasn't immediately released.

No officers were injured. The patrol says a female passenger was detained for questioning.

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