UPDATE: The suspect in the Carter County, Missouri standoff has surrendered to authorities, multiple media outlets report. 

The man is accused of shooting a state highway patrol officer and a sheriff's deputy around 10 a.m. Friday.

A standoff continued for several hours at the home, finally ending around 5 p.m. when the suspect left the house and surrendered to the Highway Patrol SWAT team, Ozark Radio News reports. 


UPDATE: The governor of Missouri is calling a shooting that injured a state trooper and a deputy in Carter County, Missouri, Friday morning an ambush.

On Twitter Friday afternoon, Parson said 

"A @MSHPTrooperG Trooper & Carter County Sheriff's Deputy were ambushed by a gunman from inside a residence today. Both officers were wounded & are hospitalized. Missouri officers are devoted to making our state safer despite the risks they face every day. #BacktheBlue"

Officers and deputies were trying to talk to the man in a house near Van Buren when he allegedly began shooting — wounding the trooper and the deputy, who were taken to a hospital. 

As of 4 p.m., the standoff was still going on, Ozark Radio News reports. 


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CARTER COUNTY, MO -- Two officers were shot Friday morning at a house in Carter County near Van Buren, Missouri.

After officers tried to speak to the person in a house, a male suspect began firing from inside. 

Both a Missouri state trooper and a Carter County deputy were hit by gunfire. 

Officers say they have been transported to a hospital and the suspect is still inside the house. 

Officers say the incident is ongoing and they will give more information when it's available. 

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