A yelling passerby during a routine traffic stop resulted in a standoff, shots fired at officers, and an eventual arrest.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Department, it happened on Tuesday as a Washington County deputy was conducting a traffic stop on Highway 21 near Danville Road. A white male driving a maroon Dodge pickup past the office began "frantically yelling," according to a statement by the sheriff's department.
Thinking the man might be in need of some kind of assistance, the officer wrapped up the traffic stop and followed the maroon Dodge to a nearby driveway.
According to the report, the man in the truck stopped behind a home. As the officer pulled up behind the truck the driver pointed a shotgun in the deputy's direction and fired a round. The shooter then fled on foot into a nearby garage.
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The officer called for backup. Additional deputies and Potosi police officers responded to the scene, and as they were arriving, the man fired another shotgun blast.
After a short standoff, the man exited the garage without the shotgun. He was taken into custody without further incident.
The sheriff thanked officers and personnel from the Potosi Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Washington County Ambulance District and Missouri Department of Conservation for assisting in the incident.
Charges are being sought on the man. His name was not released pending the filing of formal charges.