Man found guilty of shooting a trooper during 2017 traffic stop

Man found guilty of shooting a trooper during 2017 traffic stop

NEW MADRID COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A Charleston, Mo. man has been found guilty of shooting at a Missouri Highway Patrol State trooper during a 2017 traffic stop.

According to court records, Demarcus Owens was found guilty on seven felony counts. It took the jury 30 minutes to decide the case.

These charges stem from an attempted traffic stop on Highway 60 when a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop the vehicle Owens was in for failure to have a front license plate.

The vehicle did not stop and slide off the road during a chase. Owens and his associates ran from the vehicle on foot.

Owens opened fire on the trooper, who then returned fire. Owens and two others were arrested and charged.

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