The Mercer/Henry County Major Crimes Task Force leading the investigation into the officer involved shooting in Mercer County. Sheriff Dave Staley says the body removes Mercer County from the investigation.
The officer involved shooting occurred late Tuesday night during an investigation in connection with illegal firearms and drugs in the rural Viola area. The victim received non-life threatening injuries. Another subject was taken into custody and was transported to the Mercer County Jail. Both subjects are facing multiple charges including felon in possession of a weapon, possession of stolen firearms, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. All names are being withheld pending the investigation.