Carrollton, Mo., police on Saturday shot a man who approached them with a handgun while they were investigating a complaint about a loose dog.
The Missouri Highway Patrol, which is investigating the matter, said police were called to a residence in the 300 block of East Third Street about 10:15 p.m. As the officers were preparing to issue a citation to 69-year-old David Blair he approached them and told them he had a gun. Blair refused to obey commands to drop the weapon, said Sgt. Collin Stosberg of the highway patrol.
One of the police officers then shot Blair, who was struck at least once. He was airlifted to a hospital in Columbia, Mo., in serious condition.
The officer who fired, a three-year veteran of the police force, was placed on administrative leave during the investigation. Carrollton police wear body cameras, although the video was not immediately released.
Carrollton is a town of about 3,700 about 76 miles east of Kansas City.