SHOOTING

One person was fatally shot and a county deputy wounded Friday as officers attempted to serve a search warrant in Wright County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

One person was fatally shot and an officer wounded in an incident Friday morning southwest of Mountain Grove.

Authorities said they arrived at the house at about 9:25 a.m. to serve a search warrant when a man confronted officers in the yard with a handgun and began firing after being told repeatedly to put the weapon down.

The man, who has not been identified, was fatally wounded. A Wright County deputy was shot in the leg and transported to a Springfield hospital for treatment, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Officers with the patrol, Wright County Sheriff’s Department and Mountain Grove Police Department were on the property at the time of the incident.

An investigation is underway by the patrol’s division of drug and crime control. Following the shooting, the search warrant was served and officers found a marijuana growing operation that included plants, some drying and processed marijuana and an assault-style weapon equipped with a silencer. the patrol said.

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