Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified the person shot by an officer in Moberly yesterday afternoon. [Tuesday]

Authorities say 37 year old Joseph Ritter began acting erratically when officers responded to 406 Carpenter Street in Moberly for a keeping the peace call.


Ritter went to the kitchen and retrieved a knife and moved toward the officer in a threatening manner. The officer then shot Ritter.

The suspect is listed in serious but stable condition at University Hospital. The officer was not injured.

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