SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper was injured in an exchange of gunfire just after 11:00 p.m Friday night. The trooper is in stable condition and suffered an injury to his right eye. Sources tell us it’s unclear if the injury was caused by a bullet or debris.

MSHP Sergeant Mike McClure says the Trooper initiated a short pursuit with the suspect. The pursuit ended at the end of Armory Court in Springfield, just north of Lake Springfield, near the Springfield Nature Center.

McClure says the suspect drove down an embankment, got out of his vehicle, and produced a weapon. There was an exchange of gunfire, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper was injured. 

The suspect was taken into custody about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Springfield Police are assisted with the search.

About 5:25 a.m. Saturday Troop D released this statement: “The Missouri State Highway Patrol is seeking any information from the public regarding the whereabouts of Justin Michael Jackman. Jackman is a person of interest in the shooting of a Trooper in south Springfield on 12/10/21. Contact Troop D 417-895-6868.”

Justin Michael Jackman is a person of interest in the shooting of a Trooper in south Springfield on 12/10/21. Contact Troop D 417-895-6868
THE DEAD END OF EAST ARMORY COURT WHERE THE PURSUIT ENDED AS SUSPECT WENT DOWN EMBANKMENT, OUT OF SIGHT FROM THIS CAMERA VIEW.

The Trooper was taken to the emergency room by another officer.

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