Brian Kelly

TROY, Mo. (KMOX)-A Troy, Missouri man and a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy are recovering from wounds suffered in an exchange of gunfire early this morning.

Deputies and Troy Police Officers were called to a home on South Camelot Drive to check on a 30-year-old man who was experiencing “psychiatric abnormal behavior.”

Investigators say that when the officers got inside the man pointed a shotgun at them and, after refusing orders to drop it, fired it at the deputies. The deputies returned fire hitting the man.

The man was rendered unconscious. He was flown to a hospital and is expected to survive.

The wounds suffered by the deputy are said not to be life threatening.

The names of those involved have not been released yet.

The officers involved have been placed on leave, as is routine in such cases. The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating.


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