Charges Follow Pursuit and Shooting
(HANNIBAL)—Charges are filed against a Hannibal man following a pursuit and standoff that ended with the shooting of the suspect. The Quincy Herald Whig reports 43 year old Tedd Rupp is charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and unlawful use of a weapon. Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Shinn says Rupp was taken into custody upon his release from the St. Louis hospital, where he was airlifted and had been recovering after the March 11 shooting. Rupp is accused of leading Marion and Ralls county authorities on a chase from a Perry crime scene to Hannibal in the early morning hours of March 11. After wrecking his car in an embankment near Fiddlestiks restaurant on West Ely Road. Rupp allegedly pointed a shotgun at deputies who attempted to apprehend him. The deputies then shot him.
The two deputies who have not been named… were placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. Shinn said Monday that the investigation has concluded. He declined to comment further.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control also investigated the shooting.
Rupp is lodged in the Marion County Jail on $50,000 cash-only bond.