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Man shot by police after officer dragged by car in Ste. Genevieve

Dustin Akins (Source: Vinelink) Dustin Akins (Source: Vinelink)

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting involving police in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri that led to an officer getting dragged by a car. 

According to officials with MSHP, dispatch in Ste. Genevieve received a 911 call late Friday night in regards to a domestic disturbance at a home on 5th Street.

Corporal Justin Wheetley with Missouri Highway Patrol Troop C said Dustin Akins, 24, of Ste Genevieve, was trying to break into a woman's house.

When officers arrived on the scene, Akins was seen ramming his pick-up truck in the woman's vehicle.

When asked to surrender, he refused to comply and began backing down the driveway.  

Officers approached his vehicle, but he continued to be uncooperative. 

When an officer reached into the vehicle to try and subdue Akins, he tried to drive away, dragging the officer with his truck.

Another officer responded and shot the suspect.

Akins was air-lifted to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and has since been released.

The officer involved was treated at a local hospital and has also been released.

It was later discovered that the vehicle the suspect was driving was stolen.

According to Sgt. Adam Glueck of the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the suspect had been taken to the Gibson Recovery Center by his grandmother earlier in the evening when he allegedly assaulted her and stole her truck.

Akins is now being held in the Ste. Genevieve County Jail where he faces two counts of assault on law enforcement, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of resisting arrest.

His bond is set at $100,000.

He is also charged with domestic assault and stealing a motor vehicle in Cape Girardeau County.

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