An officer involved shooting is under investigation in Canton.

Lewis County Sheriff David Parrish says 28-year-old Tim Sutton of Durham pointed a handgun at Canton Police Chief Ryan Crandell and other officers while in his car during a smoke break. Sutton was being questioned in a sexual exploitation of a minor case. Police opened fire at Sutton. He was taken to Blessing Hospital with what authorities term life threatening injuries.

The Missouri Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control is assisting with the investigation. Witnesses to the incident are encouraged to contact authorities.