JOPLIN, Missouri- KOAMTV reports a Jasper County Deputy has been shot at the Econo Lodge Hotel on Range Line Rd. Joplin Police have confirmed the incident, and say the suspect has been taken into custody.
Deputy Nolan Murray was transported to the hospital, and is in stable condition in the ICU, according to Joplin Police Department Captain Rusty Rives. He is part of the Ozark Drug Task Force, they were serving a warrant at the hotel. Shots came from inside the hotel room, the scene is still active, the suspect(s) are still inside the hotel. The officer was wearing a bullet proof vest, but was injured, we do not know the extent of the injuries. The officer was speaking before he was taken by ambulance.