Sheriff’s deputies in Morgan County, Mo., and Versailles police officers shot and killed 41-year-old man Wednesday after responding to a call of an assault in progress, the Missouri Highway Patrol said Thursday.
According to a news release, the law enforcement officers were called to a home in the 18500 block of Second Street when they confronted Randall Roden, 41, who they say had assaulted another individual.
Officers shocked Roden twice with a stun gun, trying to restrain him, but Roden fired “multiple rounds” from a pistol at the officers, the release said. One round struck a deputy, resulting in minor injuries. The officers then returned fire, killing Roden.
An autopsy is scheduled. The patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is investigating.
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Versailles is in central Missouri, about 105 miles southeast of Kansas City.
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