Veteran officer opens fire on police chase suspect

RIPLEY COUNTY, MO (KAIT) – Authorities in Ripley County are searching for a man who was almost shot Monday night.

According to Ripley County Sheriff Ron Barnett, an 18-year veteran officer tried to apprehend a man wanted on felony probation violation after a police chase.

Barnett says the suspect ran onto the officer's property before being shot at during a brief confrontation.

Barnett says the suspect is still on the loose, and that a felony warrant is out for his arrest.

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