- Associated Press - Friday, January 25, 2019

OLYMPIAN VILLAGE, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say an eastern Missouri sheriff’s deputy has shot a man in the leg after he said he didn’t want to go back to jail and charged officers with a knife.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the wounded man is in stable condition. The shooting happened Thursday at a gas station where deputies found two men who had been involved in a disturbance at a nearby home.

Sheriff Dave Marshak said in a tweet that law enforcement was familiar with the man who charged at them. The deputy fired at the man once. Marshak says a stun gun also was used.

The wounded man was taken to a hospital. The second man was arrested on outstanding warrants.

Officials say a knife was recovered from the scene.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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