Wed. Feb 28th, 2024
A burglary suspect is dead after exchanging gunfire with Morgan County deputies shortly before 11:00 Saturday morning. KRMS News responded to the scene on Fairgrounds Road near Mystical Lane and talked with a nearby resident who reported hearing several shots that had been fired. In a press release subsequently issued by Sheriff Norman Dills, he says deputies confronted the adult male suspect before exchanging gunfire. Medical personnel were also dispatched to discover the suspect was struck several times and was later pronounced dead at the scene. Both of the deputies were uninjured and, per department policy, have been placed on administrative leave pending an official independent investigation which is ongoing and being conducted by the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office. The names of the deceased suspect and the deputies are not being released at this time.
Heavy law enforcement presence is being reported in an area of Versailles after an apparent officer-involved shooting. Sources close to KRMS News indicate that some kind of an incident happened around 10:30 this (Saturday) morning which resulted in a Morgan County Deputy fatally shooting an individual at a location along Fairgrounds Road. KRMS News will release more details when made available.