Armed Robbery suspect shot in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Monday afternoon a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in the shooting of an armed robbery suspect. The shooting happened around 1 pm near 178 and Old Highway 100 near Villa Ridge Missouri.

The Sheriff’s Office says the suspect had committed an armed robbery of a Dollar General earlier Monday. When the deputy confronted the suspect, he pulled out a weapon. The deputy pulled out his weapon, and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the suspect was shot in the head.

The suspect was transported to a hospital in Washington Missouri, conscious and talking.

Kelley has been charged with robbery, and assault of an officer.  He's being held at the Franklin County Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond.