SEDALIA, Mo. — Authorities say a deputy has shot and wounded a Sedalia man after he fired multiple rounds.

The Sedalia Democrat reports that the shooting happened around 9 a.m. Saturday. The Pettis County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that a deputy and Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper encountered an armed man in front of a residence while responding to a call about a man who was threatening to hurt himself. The release says the 27-year-old man fired multiple rounds, and the deputy returned fire, striking the subject.

Sheriff Kevin Bond says investigators are still looking into whether the man shot in the direction of the deputy or trooper.

The wounded man was flown to a Columbia hospital. Bond says investigators were able to interview him at the hospital.


Information from: The Sedalia Democrat, http://www.sedaliademocrat.com