Trooper, suspect shot in rural southwest Missouri

Trooper, suspect shot in rural southwest Missouri
Two teenagers were injured in an ATV crash in Bollinger County on Saturday, August 4.

MANSFIELD, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a trooper who was shot in southwest Missouri has been released from the hospital.

Patrol spokesman Sgt. Jeff Kinder says the trooper was shot Wednesday morning on a county road near Mansfield in Wright County.

Crewse was responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle when someone in the vehicle got into a gunfight with him and Mansfield police officers.

KYTV reports Kinder said the trooper, 39-year-old Robert Crewse, was grazed in the head by two bullets. He was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Kinder says the suspect was shot several times and was hospitalized in Springfield. His identity and condition were not available.

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