Jefferson County deputy shoots knife-wielding suspect

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – A knife-wielding man was hospitalized Thursday after being shot by a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy.

According to a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, authorities responded to a disturbance call at home around 6:30 p.m. Three suspects ran from the home and deputies began to scour the area searching for them.

Authorities came upon the suspects a short time later at the Phillips 66 gas station at Route 110 and Highway 67.

One of the three people exited a bathroom, told deputies he was not going to go back to jail and came at deputies with a knife. Deputies shot the suspect with the knife.

The suspect was shot in the leg and is expected to survive. Authorities said they were familiar with the individual.

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