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Holcomb man shot by police allegedly tried to flee DWI checkpoint

It all started late Saturday night at a DWI Sobriety Checkpoint on Independence Avenue. It all started late Saturday night at a DWI Sobriety Checkpoint on Independence Avenue.
The officer then fired shots at the vehicle as it was driving away. The officer then fired shots at the vehicle as it was driving away.
KENNETT, MO (KFVS) -

A Holcomb man is facing various charges after an officer-involved shooting.

According to the Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney Steven Sokoloff, Bradley Gaskill, 38, of Holcomb, Missouri was charged Sunday with assault of a law enforcement officer in the first degree, armed criminal action, resisting arrest, and attempted manufacture of methamphetamine.

Bond of $150,000 was set Sunday by Judge John Spielman.

According to Dunklin County prosecutors, charges are expected Sunday afternoon associated with the shooting in Kennett.

According to Kennett Police Chief Barry Tate, It all started late Saturday night at a DWI Sobriety Checkpoint on Independence Avenue.

Chief Tate says when one vehicle pulled up to the checkpoint, an officer noticed there were some items used to manufacture methamphetamine inside.

As the officer tried to arrest the driver the suspect was able to get back behind the wheel and allegedly tried to hit the police officer with his vehicle.

The officer then fired shots at the vehicle as it was driving away. The vehicle rolled to a stop a short distance down the road and police were able to arrest the driver.

The chief says it was at that point that police noticed the suspect had been hit twice by bullets and needed medical attention.

The suspect was taken to Kennett hospital and later transferred to a Cape Girardeau hospital for treatment. There's no word on his condition.

The name of the suspect is not being released until formal charges are filed.

The police officer who fired the shots has been placed on administrative leave with pay while an investigation is conducted. Chief Tate says that is department policy following an officer-involved shooting.

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