Man in custody after shooting at deputies in Kingsville

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KINGSVILLE, MO (KCTV) – A man is in custody after Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies were shot at during a standoff Tuesday evening.

The sheriff’s department was called about 10:20 p.m. to a shots fired call near a home in the 1900 block of Southwest 50 Road.

When deputies arrived, they contacted the person who had made the call to dispatch. Shortly after making contact, deputies were fired upon from a wooded area north of their locations.  

Deputies converged on the area where the shots were fired from in an attempt to locate the shooter. As they entered the wooded area, they discovered a home located in the woods. 

Behind the cover of their vehicle, they saw a man standing in the doorway. He was armed with a long rifle.  They again identified themselves at which time the suspect again fired at the officers. 

At that time, they remained behind cover and requested immediate assistance from area officers.

Members of the Combined Johnson County SWAT team as well as the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s SWAT team immediately responded to the scene. 

Using their armored vehicles, the SWAT teams extracted the officers who were pinned down. Once the officers were safely extracted from the immediate threat area, negotiations with the shooter were initiated. 

After a brief negotiation between officers and the suspect, the shooter was taken into custody.