Ripley County authorities search for wanted man who was almost shot

RIPLEY COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Officers in Ripley County are searching for a man who was almost shot earlier this week.

Sheriff Ron Barnett says after a police chase, a veteran officer tried to arrest a man wanted on a felony probation violation.

At one point, there was some sort of confrontation and the officer shot at the suspect. The suspect was not hit, but took off on foot.

No name has been released. The suspect was still on the loose Wednesday morning.

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