Authorities say a theft suspect has been shot in the shoulder during a physical confrontation with a deputy in eastern Missouri.

KSDK-TV reports that the shooting happened before 9 a.m. Wednesday along a highway south of the Jefferson County town of Festus. Sheriff Dave Marshak says the suspect was transported to a hospital, and the deputy has minor injuries. An investigation is underway. No other details were immediately released.
Festus is located on the far southern edge of the St. Louis metropolitan area.