(Columbia Daily Tribune) – A man was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries Monday morning after he traded gunshots with Randolph County deputies.
The 34-year-old Moberly resident fired toward two Randolph County deputies at Route C and Highway 24 after a vehicle chase that started at about 11 a.m., according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol news release. The patrol did not release the man’s name or the names of the deputies involved in the shooting.
The man was driving a black 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada on Randolph County Road 2270 when a deputy tried to stop the vehicle for careless driving, the release said. An unidentified woman also was riding in the vehicle.
The Bravada did not stop, and authorities followed it on Route BB, Randolph County Road 2210 and back onto Highway 24 east of Hunstville, the release said. The highway patrol stopped the vehicle with a spike strips at Route C and Highway 24. The man ran, and two deputies gave chase, the patrol said, with the man firing gunshots at the deputies.
The deputies returned fire and hit the fleeing suspect at least two times, the patrol said. No officers were injured. The female passenger was detained for questioning.