A 34-year-old Moberly man has suffered serious injuries after being shot by Randolph County deputies.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Randolph County Sheriff's deputy attempted to stop a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada, occupied by a male driver and a female passenger, for careless driving at approximately 11 a.m. Monday (April 25) morning. The vehicle failed to stop and was then pursued by law enforcement.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper deployed a tire deflation device on Missouri Route C on U.S. Highway 24. A news release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says "the male suspect exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot. As two Randolph County deputies began to give chase, the suspect displayed a firearm and fired it toward the officers. Randolph County deputies returned gunfire and the suspect sustained at least two gunshot wounds. No law enforcement personnel were injured in the incident. The female passenger has been detained for questioning."

The injured suspect, only identified as a 34-year-old male, of Moberly, was transported to the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, with serious injuries.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control continues to investigate. The Patrol is being assisted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Moberly Police Department, Huntsville Police Department, and the Randolph County Ambulance District.

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