Suspect Killed in Gunfire Exchange with Law Enforcement
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.