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2 law enforcement officers shot in southeast Missouri

UPDATED: AUG. 16, 2019 5:15 p.m.

CARTER COUNTY, Mo. (WSIL) — Investigators now confirm the suspect has surrendered and is in police custody.

They’ve identified him as James D. Cummings of Van Buren, Missouri.

UPDATED: AUG. 16, 2019 4:20 p.m.

CARTER COUNTY, Mo. (WSIL) — Missouri State Highway Patrol Corporal Dallas Thompson tells News 3 the trooper shot Friday morning has been released from the hospital. The Carter County Sheriff’s Deputy remains in stable condition.

A SWAT team is now on scene and may use a robot to learn if it is safe to move closer to the suspect.


CARTER COUNTY, Mo. (WSIL) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirms one of its troopers and a Carter County sheriff’s deputy were shot while serving an eviction notice Friday morning.

It happened around 9:50 a.m.

There is still an active scene on Route M in Carter County and law officers are working to get the suspect to surrender.

The Highway Patrol spokesman tells News 3 both the deputy and the trooper have non-life threatening injuries. One was taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital. The other went to a facility in St. Louis.

Stay with News 3 for updates. 

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