Early Friday morning, 4/20/2012, at approximately 2am, Troy Police Officers and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a residence on South Camelot Drive in Troy, Missouri for a 30-year-old male subject experiencing psychiatric abnormal behavior, possibly armed with a shot gun and threatening suicide.
Upon arriving, deputies attempted to contact the subject by entering the residence through the back door. At that time, deputies were confronted by the subject who pointed a loaded shotgun at them. Deputies immediately took cover ordering the subject to drop the weapon. The subject refused and then fired the shotgun at deputies who then returned fire striking the subject rendering him unconscious. One Lincoln County Deputy suffered a non-life threatening injury. The male subject was flown by helicopter to an area hospital for medical attention. He is expected to survive.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has been called in to conduct an investigation and those deputies involved will be put on paid administrative leave during the investigation, which is protocol for all officer involved shootings.