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Police: Man shot by officers after pointing rifle at them in St. Francois County

Officers with the Desloge, Missouri, police department shot a man at a home on North Cantwell Lane. The highway patrol is investigating.

DESLOGE, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after a person was shot and injured by police officers in Desloge Monday night.

Corporal Dallas Thompson with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the incident happened at a home on North Cantwell Lane in Desloge at around 6:35 p.m. Desloge police had been called to the area for a domestic disturbance. Park Hills officers and St. Francois County Sheriff's Office deputies were in the area and also responded.

Officers arrived and were walking to the home when a man met them in the front yard holding a rifle. He raised the rifle and pointed it toward the officers, according to highway patrol. Two officers fired their guns, shooting him in the abdomen.

The man taken to the hospital for treatment, Thompson said.

No officers were injured in the incident, Thompson said. The Desloge Police Department called the highway patrol to investigate the incident. The highway patrol's division of drug and crime control is handling the investigation.

Thompson did not say why police were called to the home.

No information about the person shot has been provided.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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