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Deputy shoots man who pulled out gun in eastern Missouri

December 31, 2018

POTOSI, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy has shot and wounded a man after he brandished a firearm in eastern Missouri.

Washington County Sheriff Zach Jacobson says the man is expected to survive. KSDK-TV reports that the man was shot Saturday night near Potosi after a woman asked a deputy to go with her because her 14-year-old stepchild was refusing to leave a friend’s home.

Deputies realized a man in the passenger seat of the woman’s car had a warrant out for his arrest and asked for his name. When he gave a fake one, deputies asked the man to get out of the car. He refused and was shot when he pulled out a gun and pointed it toward the back of the car. The deputies weren’t injured.

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Information from: KSDK-TV, http://www.ksdk.com

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