Gunman wounded by deputy who returns fire south of Sedalia, sheriff says

Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted

PETTIS COUNTY, Mo. - A 27-year-old Sedalia man is recovering from a gunshot wound after a deputy-involved shooting early Saturday in Pettis County, the county's sheriff said.

Pettis County Sheriff Kevin Bond said his office responded to a call on State Route U, south of Sedalia, shortly after 9 a.m.

Bond reported that a deputy and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper arrived at the area and found a man in front of a residence.

Bond said the man fired multiple gunshots and the deputy fired back, striking him.

The man was flown to a Columbia hospital for treatment.

Bond said the Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol will continue to process the scene during the afternoon.

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