At 1:26 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, a police officer with the Lone Jack Police Department was pursuing a vehicle traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 50.

The pursuit continued for several miles into Johnson County, Missouri. At 1:37 p.m., a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper deployed spike strips and the suspect vehicle struck the spikes. The vehicle then traveled off the highway and struck a ditch on the north side of the roadway.

The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect exited his vehicle with a long gun and presented it in a threatening manner. At 1:39 p.m., the trooper, fearing for his safety, fired his weapon striking the suspect. The suspect was transported by an air ambulance to a hospital in Kansas City, Mo. The trooper was not injured.

The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control.