Suspect Killed in Gunfire Exchange with Law Enforcement

Officers shoot and kill suspect after the suspect shot at officers.

​UPDATE

The suspect's name has been released.

His Name was Brad Stirewalt, 47, of Diamond, Missouri.

Carthage, Mo: Officer involved shooting in Carthage Sunday night leaves a man dead.

Trooper Sam Carpenter Missouri State Highway Patrol tells us that a Newton County Sheriff’s Deputy located a possible intoxicated driver in the area of MO-59 and FF traveling northbound shortly after 11:00 p.m.

Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol were all in the area of the Carthage roundabout.

The subject exited the vehicle with a weapon. Shot at officers.

One of the officers was struck in the upper thigh but did not seek medical treatment and the injury wasn’t life-threatening.

A trooper and a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy struck the subject with gunfire.

No names on the suspect at the moment.

Both Officers are on leave pending investigation. The investigation is being conducted currently.

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