Confrontation with armed man in Carrollton leads to officer-involved shooting

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CARROLLTON, Mo. — A confrontation between an armed man and police officers in Carrollton led to an officer-involved shooting on Saturday.

Police reportedly found a dog running around at about 10:15 p.m. They went to a home on 3rd Street associated with the dog to return it, and to issue the owner a ticket.

They spoke with the dog’s owner, 69-year-old David Blair, who told officers he was armed.

He did not comply with police demands to put down his weapon, and was shot by one Carrollton officer.

Blair was transported via lifeflight to University Hospital in Columbia, Mo., where he is listed in serious condition.

The officer who shot Blair is a three-year veteran of the Carrollton Police Department, and has been placed on paid administrative leave as is customary in these incidents.

Sgt. Collin Stosberg with the Missouri Highway Patrol said there is body camera footage of the event, but it will not be available until the investigation has concluded.

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