One person is in custody and one is dead after a shooting in Fairfax, Missouri, Monday morning.
Shortly before 9:30 a.m., the Atchison County Sheriff's Department received a call that a suspect had shot someone at 611 Pine St. in Fairfax. When officers arrived, the wounded person was removed from the scene, but the shooter retreated back into the apartment building.
"The suspect sustained minor injuries to his hand and arm region, but we don't know if that's a result of gunfire," Jake Angle, a Missouri State Highway Patrol sergeant, said.
According to Angle, an Atchison County Sheriff's deputy fired a weapon during the encounter. It's unclear what triggered the suspect to shoot the victim, Angle said.
Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies from across Northwest Missouri responded to the incident.
An hour after the shooting, the suspect surrendered to authorities. At the request of the Atchison County Sheriff's Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control is handling the investigation.
The identity of the deceased has not yet been released, pending the notification of next of kin. The suspect is currently in custody, but authorities are declining to release his identity at this time, pending further investigation.
Under Missouri law, prosecutors have 24 hours to bring criminal charges after a suspect is arrested. A probable cause statement is likely to be filed in Atchison County court by midday Tuesday.