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VILLA RIDGE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect has died after a shootout in which two eastern Missouri deputies also were wounded.

KSDK-TV reports that Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. Dallas Thompson said Tuesday that the suspect died in the hospital Saturday night.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said two deputies also sustained non-life threatening shoulder and arm injuries in the shootout earlier that night. It happened after an attempted traffic stop near Interstate 44 and U.S. 50. The driver fled to a parking lot. The sheriff's department said that when the two deputies in separate vehicles pulled into the lot, the driver got out and shot into their cars.

It's unclear why the car was being pulled over. The suspect's name wasn't immediately released. An investigation is ongoing.

 

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